01 Jun LOOK: Latest Photos of Marawi Siege’s Ground Zero
Mga higala! Here are the latest photos of Marawi Siege‘s Ground Zero, as of May 2022!
ICYDK, even though many residential and commercial structures are still in ruins, a lot of infrastructure projects, repairs, and redevelopment activities are now being conducted in the said area.
Below are About Cagayan de Oro’s (ACADEO) recently taken images:
GRAND MOSQUE (ISLAMIC CENTER OF MARAWI CITY)
MARAWI CONVENTION CENTER & SARIMANOK SPORTS STADIUM
RUINS (RESIDENTIAL & OTHER BUILDINGS)
Although daghan pa ang damages ug medyo mingaw pajud ni nga area, steady na ang progress ug gabakod najud balik ang tibuok Marawi City, higala!
The MARAWI SIEGE was a five-month-long armed conflict in Marawi, Philippines, that started on May 23, 2017, between Philippine government security forces and militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS), including the Maute and Abu Sayyaf Salafi jihadist groups.
According to the Philippine government, the clashes began during an offensive in Marawi to capture Isnilon Hapilon, the leader of the IS-affiliated Abu Sayyaf group, after receiving reports that Hapilon was in the city, possibly to meet with militants of the Maute group.
A deadly firefight erupted when Hapilon’s forces opened fire on the combined Army and police teams and called for reinforcements from the Maute group, an armed group that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and which is believed to be responsible for the 2016 Davao City bombing.
(This is said to be the longest urban battle in the modern history of the Philippines.)
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