May 26, 2017 14:27 IST

Philippines battles to retake city from Islamist rebels

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Government troops are seen during an assault on insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who have taken over large parts of Marawi City in southern Philippines. Credit: Reuters
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A rosary is seen hanging on a vest of a government soldier while praying before their assault. Credit: Reuters
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Government troops pray before their assault. Credit: Reuters
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Government troops are seen during their assault. Credit: Reuters
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A government soldier runs towards his colleague. Credit: Reuters