TROOPS FIRE AR­TILLERY AT IN­SUR­GENTS

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

BUTIG: Troops yes­ter­day fired ar­tillery at po­si­tions held by an Is­lamic mil­i­tant fac­tion in the south­ern Philip­pines as more sol­diers de­ployed against the group, which staged a deadly bomb­ing in Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte’s home city. Troops used 105 mm ar­tillery to blast the po­si­tions of the Maute group in the nearly de­serted town of Butig in the sec­ond day of fight­ing since the gun­men – who claim al­le­giance to the Is­lamic State – oc­cu­pied Butig’s aban­doned town hall. – AFP

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