Philippine Military Pushes to Defeat Last Marawi Fighters

Gunfire rang out sporadically and explosions thudded as Philippine soldiers fought Tuesday to gain control of the last pocket of Marawi controlled by Islamic militants as President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city liberated from “terrorist influence.” The military, boosted by the deaths of two key militant leaders in a gun battle the day before, hopes the current fighting is the final phase of defeating a dwindling band of fighters who are now trapped in an area the army says...

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