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13 Filipino marines die in clashes with Islamic rebels using human shields amid heavy fighting in Mindanao

13 Filipino marines have been killed during heavy fighting with Islamic militants who have laid siege to a southern island city for the past month.

Major clashes have been reported on the island of Mindanao as part of an operation by the army to drive out Islamic militants.

US special forces have been supporting Filipino troops who are battling terrorists who have taken human shields.