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The Ghost Town Named Marawi

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The Ghost Town Named Marawi
Screenshot | The Philippines’ forgotten siege: Marawi’s long road to recovery - The New Humanitarian

This story was originally published by The New Humanitarian.

By Frederick Gillingham

In May 2017, government forces began a fierce siege of Marawi, a provincial capital on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. It took five months of heavy shelling and street-by-street fighting to root out Maute rebels linked to so-called Islamic State, at the cost of more than 1,000 lives and of displacing some 360,000 people.

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