marawi - The jihadists who have a part of the Philippine city of Marawi use stolen weapons and ammunition to stand there. Also, the insurgents associated with terrorist group IS receive relief from liberated prisoners, the army said Wednesday.
The Philippine Armed Forces have been trying to recapture Marawi to the warriors of the Maute movement for over a week. The insurgents have so far managed to maintain, despite the use of combat helicopters by security forces.
The army reported Wednesday that the rebels still have about 10 percent of the city. The warriors have robbed rifles and ammunition from a police station, a prison and an armored police vehicle. They also have food for picking up in the shops and houses in the city.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday was determined to stay out of his country's Islamic State. He sent in consultation with the Maute movement last week, but seems to have changed his mind. 'I will not talk to the terrorists,' said the president Wednesday in a speech in Davao City.