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Battle for besieged Philippine city

An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and government troops march towards Mapandi bridge after 100 days of intense fighting between soldiers and insurgents from the Maute group, who have taken over parts of Marawi city, southern Philippines August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo

An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and government troops march towards Mapandi bridge after 100 days of intense fighting between soldiers and insurgents from the Maute group, who have taken over parts of Marawi city, southern Philippines August 30,...more

An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and government troops march towards Mapandi bridge after 100 days of intense fighting between soldiers and insurgents from the Maute group, who have taken over parts of Marawi city, southern Philippines August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo
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Government troops stand on guard in front of damaged buildings and houses August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo

Government troops stand on guard in front of damaged buildings and houses August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo

Government troops stand on guard in front of damaged buildings and houses August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo
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An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and government troops march towards Mapandi bridge August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo

An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and government troops march towards Mapandi bridge August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo

An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and government troops march towards Mapandi bridge August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo
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Damaged buildings and houses after 100 days of intense fighting August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo

Damaged buildings and houses after 100 days of intense fighting August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo

Damaged buildings and houses after 100 days of intense fighting August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo
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A Filipino soldier lies on a mattress at their combat position in a house July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Filipino soldier lies on a mattress at their combat position in a house July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Filipino soldier lies on a mattress at their combat position in a house July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Government troops walk past damaged buildings and houses after August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo

Government troops walk past damaged buildings and houses after August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo

Government troops walk past damaged buildings and houses after August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo
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A white flag is seen in an empty house as government troops continue their assault June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A white flag is seen in an empty house as government troops continue their assault June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A white flag is seen in an empty house as government troops continue their assault June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A Filipino soldier walks as government troops continue their assault July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Filipino soldier walks as government troops continue their assault July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Filipino soldier walks as government troops continue their assault July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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62-year-old Filipino woman Linda reacts while riding on a military truck after being rescued from the combat zone where she and her family were trapped more than 5 weeks July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

62-year-old Filipino woman Linda reacts while riding on a military truck after being rescued from the combat zone where she and her family were trapped more than 5 weeks July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

62-year-old Filipino woman Linda reacts while riding on a military truck after being rescued from the combat zone where she and her family were trapped more than 5 weeks July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A Filipino soldier stands in a house used as combat position July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Filipino soldier stands in a house used as combat position July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Filipino soldier stands in a house used as combat position July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A chair is seen in Marawi as government troops continue their assault July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A chair is seen in Marawi as government troops continue their assault July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A chair is seen in Marawi as government troops continue their assault July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A Filipino soldier uses binoculars at his combat position as government troops continue their assault July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Filipino soldier uses binoculars at his combat position as government troops continue their assault July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Filipino soldier uses binoculars at his combat position as government troops continue their assault July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) sleeps in the room of a shop at the cleared side of the city June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) sleeps in the room of a shop at the cleared side of the city June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) sleeps in the room of a shop at the cleared side of the city June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) closes a door after marking a house as clear June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) closes a door after marking a house as clear June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) closes a door after marking a house as clear June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Smoke is seen following a Philippine Army airstrike June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Smoke is seen following a Philippine Army airstrike June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Smoke is seen following a Philippine Army airstrike June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Philippines army soldiers ride in trucks into the fighting zone as government troops continue their assault June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Philippines army soldiers ride in trucks into the fighting zone as government troops continue their assault June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Philippines army soldiers ride in trucks into the fighting zone as government troops continue their assault June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A member of the Philippine National Police searches a room while clearing a house June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Philippine National Police searches a room while clearing a house June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Philippine National Police searches a room while clearing a house June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) mark a house after clearing it June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) mark a house after clearing it June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) mark a house after clearing it June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Members of the Philippine National Police search below a bed while clearing a house June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Members of the Philippine National Police search below a bed while clearing a house June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Members of the Philippine National Police search below a bed while clearing a house June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A Philippines army aircraft releases a bomb during an airstrike June 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Philippines army aircraft releases a bomb during an airstrike June 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Philippines army aircraft releases a bomb during an airstrike June 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A Philippines army soldier runs with a machine gun June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Philippines army soldier runs with a machine gun June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Philippines army soldier runs with a machine gun June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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An evacuated newborn sleeps inside a mosquito net at an evacuation center outside Marawi, as government forces continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An evacuated newborn sleeps inside a mosquito net at an evacuation center outside Marawi, as government forces continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An evacuated newborn sleeps inside a mosquito net at an evacuation center outside Marawi, as government forces continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Philippine soldiers ride on a military vehicle while government forces continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Philippine soldiers ride on a military vehicle while government forces continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Philippine soldiers ride on a military vehicle while government forces continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Debris and fire is seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb, during an airstrike, as government forces continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Debris and fire is seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb, during an airstrike, as government forces continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Debris and fire is seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb, during an airstrike, as government forces continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Debris and smoke are seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb during an airstrike June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Debris and smoke are seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb during an airstrike June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Debris and smoke are seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb during an airstrike June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Government soldiers search a man who refuses to leave his house, while conducting a security inspection June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government soldiers search a man who refuses to leave his house, while conducting a security inspection June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government soldiers search a man who refuses to leave his house, while conducting a security inspection June 17, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Graffiti is seen on a wall in a back-alley as government soldiers continue their assault June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Graffiti is seen on a wall in a back-alley as government soldiers continue their assault June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Graffiti is seen on a wall in a back-alley as government soldiers continue their assault June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A wounded soldier is carried on a stretcher to a helicopter to be airlifted to a nearby hospital, as government troops continue their assault on insurgents June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A wounded soldier is carried on a stretcher to a helicopter to be airlifted to a nearby hospital, as government troops continue their assault on insurgents June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A wounded soldier is carried on a stretcher to a helicopter to be airlifted to a nearby hospital, as government troops continue their assault on insurgents June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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