Continued: the air force of the Philippines by mistake attacked his troops
Eight foreigners, who fought on the side of Islamist militants, was liquidated in the city of Marawi, located in the southern Philippines. Among them the Saudis, Malaysians, Indonesians, imenti and Chechens. This was stated by the Minister of defense of the Philippines Delfin of Lorenzana, reports Reuters.
According to him, they were all killed last week.
Lorenzana added that in the battles for the capture of the city was attended by about 500 fighters. Of them during the week was eliminated 95 of the extremists also killed 25 soldiers and 19 civilians.
According to the Minister, can stay from 50 to 100 militants, reports RIA Novosti.
Fighting between rebels and government troops in Mindanao began on 22 may. The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte introduced in the region under martial law. The terrorists launched an offensive in Marawi on may 23.
On some southern Islands of the Philippines there are several terrorist groups. One of them was “Abu Sayyaf” was founded in the early 1990-ies, with funding from Osama bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist organization “al-Qaeda” (banned in Russia). “Abu Sayyaf” is known for extortion, kidnapping, terrorist attacks and brutal executions. It is considered one of the most dangerous in the region. In 2014, swore allegiance to the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia).