Philippine forces kill 36 members of IS affiliate in Mindanao

Philippine forces kill 36 members of IS affiliate in Mindanao
Philippine security forces say they killed 36 members of the IS-linked Maute group in a three-day assault on the southern island of Mindanao.

The clash erupted on Friday when soldiers discovered the militants’ base, which was guarded by 150 fighters.

Artillery and air strikes were used to hit the group and its base.

Three soldiers were wounded.


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