Campaign to decisively end Marawi crisis in the works: AFP

MANILA-- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is planning the campaign that would hopefully neutralize remnants of the Maute Group in Marawi City, once and for all.

AFP Chief-of-Staff, Gen. Eduardo AAo, on Wednesday met with military commanders in Marawi City to review their plans to liberate the remaining areas in the city still being held by the terrorists.

"(During the meeting,) ground commanders presented their plans, which would hopefully inflict the blow necessary to complete the mission and decisively defeat the (remaining) Maute Group members," AFP public affairs office chief, Col. Edgard Arevalo, said in Filipino.

In the same meeting, AAo was given a comprehensive update on the situation in Marawi City.

"The presentation was very good, the AFP chief was very satisfied. His queries were properly addressed and explained to him with satisfaction," Arevalo said.

After the briefing, the AFP chief commended the troops for their bravery, especially those who have fallen in battle, and those wounded in the fight and yet are raring to return to the front-lines to continue the clearing operations.

"They are part of history unfolding as not everyone has the opportunity to (help in the ongoing fight against) terrorism (which is now a huge problem in the world)," Arevalo said.

Source: Philippine News Agency