Can the Philippine army recapture Marawi? – Inside Story

June 25, 2017 6:01 pm

The Philippine government says it will be relentless in its fight against armed groups in the southern city of Marawi.

After an eight hour truce put in place to allow people to celebrate the end of Ramadan, an air and ground offensive has resumed to push hundreds of ISIL linked fighters from the city, who had taken control of the area last month.

And since the operation began, more than 350 people have been killed with at least 300-thousand people forced to leave their homes.

So, how serious is the threat of armed groups in this region?

Presenter: Hazem Sika

Guests:

Richard Heydarian – Columnist for Manila Bulletin.

Graham Ong-Webb – Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore.

Jose Custodio – Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans.

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