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Amaq video appears to show Islamic militants fighting in southern Philippine city

13 June 2017

Amaq News Agency released  a video on Monday showed Islamic militants fighting in a southern Philippine city.  The video purports to show militants using high-powered firearms in Marawi City, as well as several civilians, which Amaq claims to be Christians, being captured. A top general said on Tuesday, Islamist militants control about 20 percent of Marawi City in the Philippines. At least 58 security forces have been killed in intense street battles and daily government airstrikes. More than a hundred rebels and 20 civilians have also died.