Philippine Military Says 54 Muslim Terrorists Killed in South

Intense fighting between Philippine troops and a little-known Muslim group apparently inspired by the Islamic State group has killed 54 militants and two soldiers, officials said Monday.

Regional military spokesman Maj. Filemon Tan said the operations against the Maute group began last Thursday in southern Lanao del Sur province’s Butig town and were still continuing. He said nine soldiers had been wounded in addition to the two who were killed.

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