Gov’t troopers killed in Marawi clash now at 105

MANILA- The number of military personnel killed in the ongoing efforts to clear Marawi City of remaining Maute Group terrorists reached 105 as of Saturday afternoon.

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo in a message said the death toll was as of 2 p.m. Saturday.

At the same time, Maute Group terrorists killed in the fighting, which is now on its 61st day, was placed at 428.

Civilians executed by the lawless elements were placed at 45 while recovered Maute weapons reached 526, and rescued hostages at 1,723.

Fighting in Marawi City started last May 23 when goverment troops tried to arrest Abu Sayyaf leader and ISIS "emir" in Southeast Asia, Isnilon Hapilon.

Source: Philippines News Agency