523 Mautes, 122 gov’t troops killed in ongoing Marawi fighting

MANILA-- As fighting in Marawi City reached its 76th day on Sunday, military clearing operations have so far accounted for 523 Maute Group terrorists killed along with 122 government troops killed in action.

Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, Armed Forces spokesperson, said the death toll is as of 7 p.m. Saturday.

Figures of neutralized Maute Group terrorists are up by one while government killed increased by three.

Number of recovered weapons is 602 or two higher than Friday's update.

Civilians executed or killed by the bandits remain at 45 as of this time.

Fighting in Marawi City broke out after government forces tried to arrest Abu Sayyaf leader and ISIS "emir" in Southeast Asia last May 23.

Source: Philippines News Agency