Philippine military launches new air raids in Islamist battle

Philippine military launches new air raids in Islamist battleLoud explosions rang out in the now mostly deserted city of Marawi on Friday as Philippine fighter jets launched fresh bombing runs in a bid to dislodge militants linked to the Islamic State group. Friday’s fighting came as attention in the Philippines was focussed on a casino in Manila, where a masked gunman set fire to gaming tables, igniting a blaze that left 36 people dead. In Marawi, the death toll from the 11-day-old conflict reached 175 as the military reported four fresh fatalities among its forces.



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