Troops cleared 60 Maute strongholds

A V-300 Commando amphibious Fire support Armored Vehicle(FSV) of the Philippine Marines conducts patrol in Barangay Saduc in Marawi City on June 6, 2017. heavy fighting between government troops and extremists Maute Group continue on Tuesday as the government gained more territory and closing in on the extremists. (bobby lagsa/rapppler)

Gunfire still can be heard in Marawi City on Sunday as government troops continue to hunt down the remaining members of the Maute group.

According to ABS-CBN, the military for the past two days, cleared 60 buildings previously used as a stronghold by the terrorist.

Military said they are hunting the last 60 Maute member and Abdullah Maute, one of the Maute brothers, are still leading the group.

The conflict started with the Maute group’s attack in the city last May 23, which prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to place Mindanao under martial law for 60 days.

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