Philippines' Duterte orders troops to 'crush' militants

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered the military to “crush” Islamist militants still occupying parts of a southern city, as photos emerged of bombed buildings and mangled corpses. Duterte described the rampage in Marawi City by the militants, fighting under the Islamic State group flag, as a “rebellion” demanding a forceful response. “I am not ordering you to take an ordinary police action.

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Philippines' Duterte orders troops to 'crush' militants