June 12, 2017 14:43 IST

Philippines battles Islamist fighters

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Soldiers and residents carry the body of a Muslim boy who was hit by a stray bullet while praying inside a mosque, as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group, who has taken over large parts of the Marawi City. Credit: Reuters
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Government soldiers watch an air strike while manning a checkpoint as troops from the government carry the continuous assault with insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who has taken over large parts of the Marawi City. Credit: Reuters
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Black smoke comes from a burning building is seen after government troops' continuous assault with insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who has taken over large parts of the Marawi City, Philippines. Credit: Reuters
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A joint group of police and military forces kick a door while conducting a house to house search as part of clearing operations in different sections of Marawi city. Credit: Reuters
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A joint group of police and military forces use a mallet to open a door while conducting a house to house search as part of clearing operations in different sections of Marawi city. Credit: Reuters