Airstrike kills 10 Philippines soldiers in Marawi

Government airstrike kills 10 Philippines soldiers in Marawi

BREAKING NEWS – Ten soldiers have been killed by a government airstrike in the embattled city of Marawi in the Philippines.

Eight soldiers were also wounded in the “friendly fire” incident on Wednesday, said defence secretary Delfin Lorenzana, expressing remorse.

Over the last week militants allied to the so-called Islamic State have engaged in street battles with the army leaving more than 100 people dead.

It was sparked by the attempted capture of a top militant leader by the army.

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