In the Philippines gunmen killed 19 civilians

In the Philippines gunmen killed 19 civilians

MOSCOW, may 28 — RIA Novosti. Islamist militants killed 19 civilians in the southern Philippines, the total number of victims of clashes between government forces and terrorists reached 85 people, according to Agence France-Presse with reference to military.

According to Philippine authorities, the killing of civilians by militants occurred in the city of Marawi, where at the moment the confrontation of government forces and Islamist supporting terrorist group ISIS*. The dead included three women and a child. The bodies of the victims discovered by the military near the University city.

“They are civilians, women… We found their bodies during a search and rescue operation,” — said the Agency representative of the military. He added that the investigation into the deaths of civilians have not been conducted.

Earlier it was reported that the armed forces of the Philippines fired guided missiles from helicopters rebel positions in an attempt to end the clashes in Marawi city.

On Tuesday evening it became known that the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law in the province of Mindanao after fighting between the army and a group supporting ISIS*. The entire army of the Philippines eliminated 13 militants in the city of Marawi in the South of the country.

* A terrorist organization banned in Russia.