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Fear of violence remains despite Duterte’s “liberation” claim

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the southern city of Marawi “liberated” after a five-month battle against ISIL-linked fighters. Duterte announced the city has been freed from what he called “terrorists”. But his military says fighting has continued. Furthermore, the threat of violence remains across the entire Mindanao region and people are anxious about their […]