Marawi: US special forces aiding Philippine army in fight against Muslims

US special forces are helping the Philippine military retake the southern city of Marawi from IS-linked militants, the Philippine army says.

The forces are providing technical help and are not fighting, it said.

President Rodrigo Duterte had earlier threatened to throw out US troops amid strained relations since taking office.

Militants have been under siege since rampaging through the southern city on 23 May. The latest fighting has claimed the lives of 13 Philippine marines.

  • Bernie

    Kill the Radical Islamist wherever found. Do not try to capture. Take no prisoners. Leave no Radical Islamist alive on the Battlefield.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Duterte’s threat to expel American forces was made when Obama was president. Trump has proven to be much more accommodating to Filipino needs.

  • andycanuck

    God help them in their fight, and protect them.