13 Maute terrorists, 2 soldiers killed in Marawi push

MARAWI CITY, Philippines – The military said 13 Maute fighters and two soldiers were killed in separate gun battles in Marawi City on Friday afternoon, September 29. 

The death toll rose to 155 government troops, 749 terrorists, and 47 civilians, based on the latest military report released on Saturday, September 30.

Troops have taken most of the strongholds of the Maute Group but fighting continues in an area near Lake Lanao where the remaining fighters of the local terrorist group were pushed back. (READ: Bodies, firearms retrieved from former Maute stronghold)

"Despite yesterday's casualties, today the government forces will fight harder [to end the war]  so that the rehabilitation of Marawi can continue unhampered," said Colonel Romeo Brawner, Task Group Ranao deputy commander. – Rappler.com