Military destroys Maute camp in Lanao

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) destroyed an encampment of the Islamic State (IS)-inspired Maute group in Tubaran, Lanao del Sur.

Col. Romeo Brawner Jr., Joint Task Force Ranao spokesman, said on Tuesday that soldiers found the encampment on Monday night as the military continued its operations against the Maute group.

Brawner said the group led by Owayta Benito Marohombsar alias Abu Dar fled to the forested area of Tubaran town, making it hard to track them.

The fighting between state troopers and Maute terrorists started on Sunday morning. Five members of the Maute group have been killed.

Brawner said Marohombsar was not among those killed.

At least 1,300 families were displaced by the fighting.

Gov. Bedjoria Soraya Alonto Adiong of Lanao del Sur said 464 families sought shelter in evacuation centers.

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