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Martes, Mayo 23, 2017

Marawi situation has stabilized – AFP

In a press explanation, Armed Forces of the Philippines-Public Affairs Office (AFP-PAO) boss Marine Colonel Edgard Arevalo on Wednesday said the circumstance in Marawi has settled and security strengths are in full control of the circumstance.

He likewise cleared up that the outfitted men that military troops are managing are not ISIS but rather members of a local terrorist group.

"The news being circulated by these terrorists and their sympathizers are spurious and are meant to spread lies and disinformation. It is propaganda to attract foreign terrorists’ support and recognition," said Arevalo.

He likewise invalidated "eyewitness account" that Amai Pakpak Hospital has been possessed and the general population there were held prisoner.

In spite of prior reports, Arevalo likewise guaranteed that Marawi City Hall was not possessed.

"The sporadic firefights heard were harassment actions by terrorist sympathizers that were conducted as diversionary tactics to divide the attention of the reinforcing AFP personnel. But even these are already held in check," he said.

Data from working units expresses that at around 2PM 23 May 2017, fighters, following up on the data with respect to the nearness of nearby fear based oppressors and their companions, continued to Brgy. Basak, Malutlut, Marawi City for a law enforcement Operation.

"The security forces were fired upon constraining them to retaliate," Arevalo said.

Arevalo declined to uncover additionally subtle details so as not to trade off operational security while follow-up operations are on-going.

"Follow on forces are underway as we speak to further ensure that we will keep the grip of the situation," he said.

In the interim, the AFP ask people in general to forgo posting in online networking data that would tend fuel the circumstance. These especially incorporate photographs and recordings on the developments of government troops and on psychological oppressor promulgation flowing through online networking.

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