- Title: Hundreds flee southern Philippine city following gunfight with Islamist militants
- Date: 26th May 2017
- Summary: MARAWI CITY, PHILIPPINES (MAY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) PEOPLE WALKING ON HIGHWAY PEOPLE WALKING, ARCH READING (English): "WELCOME TO THE ISLAMIC CITY OF MARAWI" VARIOUS OF PEOPLE CARRYING THEIR BELONGINGS (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) RESIDENT, ALI SULTAN, SAYING: "It's hard to stay there because it's very chaotic." RESIDENTS OUTSIDE MAKESHIFT EVACUATION CENTRE MEN WALKING CARRYING BELONGINGS (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) CHURCH WORKER, REYNANTE PACQUIAO, SAYING: "Food supply is short, we have limited space for the evacuees since the place is small, and the children are getting sick and need medicine. Most people here want to leave Marawi, but there's no vehicle available to take them out." PEOPLE STANDING WITH BELONGINGS PEOPLE ON MOTORCYCLES FAMILY SITTING ON MOTORCYCLE PEOPLE CARRYING BELONGINGS
- Embargoed: 9th June 2017 04:10
- Keywords: Islamist militants evacuation Maute group Marawi City
- Location: MARAWI CITY, PHILIPPINES
- City: MARAWI CITY, PHILIPPINES
- Country: Philippines
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Insurgencies
- Reuters ID: LVA0016IH5MX1
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hundreds of residents fled a southern Philippine city on Friday (May 26) as government troops continued to clash with Islamic militants.
Marawi City has been under attack since a failed attempted to capture one of Asia's most-wanted militants.
The violent siege has left at least 46 people, 11 security forces and 31 rebels dead, since the fighting began on Tuesday (May 23).
The ongoing violence has forced many residents to leave Marawi and has prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law across the southern third of the nation.
Residents have started fleeing the evacuee camp to find a safer location outside the city.
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