Troops cap­ture key Marawi bridge

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Gov­ern­ment troops have cap­tured a key bridge lead­ing to the main po­si­tion of Is­lamic State group-linked mil­i­tants in the south­ern city of Marawi but won’t stage a ma­jor as­sault and will in­stead press ef­forts to res­cue civil­ian hostages, an of­fi­cial said on Mon­day. Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte has or­dered troops to en­sure the safety of the hostages and not launch a mas­sive as­sault that can en­dan­ger the cap­tives.

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