This campaign is dedicated to the fallen warriors that fought hard to protect the city of Marawi,Phillippines against the rebel group Maute and support the families that had been affected by this incident. Our prayers goes to the family they've lost, for the community of Marawi that had to experience this terrible situation and may all the soul that has been lost rest in peace.. and with the recent Manchester bombing may God Help Us All.. Amen.
"Heaven is where we are right now and Hell is real because of horrible people"
- 120 militants killed, including 8 foreign nationals
- 8 militants surrendered
- 32 government forces killed
- 6 government forces missing
- 68 government forces wounded
- 19 civilians killed
Heavily-armed militants ISIS stormed the city Marawi in the Philippines and engaged in firefights with the national army. Several hours into the clashes on Tuesday, May 23, the situation worsened as fires broke out and power was cut. Residents posted photos of Maute Group members with the flag of the international terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS). There are also some reports that non Muslims in the area are being beheaded.
Before the day ended, President Rodrigo Duterte had declared martial law in Mindanao. The Maute Group used a truck to block one of the bridges going in and out of Marawi. Incidents in the vicinity of the city center are supposedly perpetrated by sympathizers of the terrorists the military is hunting down. Here's a timeline of events that happened on Tuesday. The military said they are deploying more troops to control the situation on the ground.
2 pm The military launched a surgical strike in barangay Basak Malutlut against "high value targets" belonging to the Abu Sayyaf Group and the Maute Group after receiving reports from the community about the presence of up to 15 suspicious armed men in the village. Clashes erupted while the troops were approaching the target area.
Residents took to social media to report loud explosions and the presence of soldiers and suspected Maute members on the streets.
5 pm Maute members reportedly occupied Amai Pakpak Medical Center, a public hospital in Marawi City.
6 pm Residents reported on social media that Marawi City Jail is under siege. Fire broke out at the facility early evening on Tuesday.
7 pm The military confirmed that at least 5 soldiers were wounded as pursuit operations continued.
8 pm The police confirmed one cop was killed in clashes with the Maute Group.
8 pm onwards. Two other fires broke out in Dansalan College and Saint Mary's Church.
10:30 pm The military pursuit operations continue against the high value targets. Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera, spokesman of the 1st Infantry Division, said the targets are contained in the military's area of operations. He said the fires were perpetrated by sympathizers.
11:30 pm From Russia, President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the whole of Mindanao. The country's top security and military officials are with him in his state visit to Russia.Not long after, Malacañang announced Duterte was cutting short his Russia trip and is flying back home immediately. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said they need the power to control the movement of threat groups, conduct searches, and make arrests
The group, which also calls itself Daulah Islamiyah, is led by Abdullah Maute, the eldest of the Maute brothers. According to the Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium, the brothers "went from petty small-time criminals to full fledged militant activity when they created Khalifa Islamiah Mindanao in 2012."
According to military sources, Abdullah's father, Cayamora Maute, was a senior official of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which is now involved in peace talks with the government. His sons later criticized the MILF leadership and later pledged allegiance to ISIS.
How you can help?
All your kind donation will be use for medical assistance, f immediate relief goods compose primarily with basic commodities as for the stores in the area all closed, the people of Marawi needs food and fresh water. The community also need clean clothes as most of them are evacuees who fled their homes to seek a safer pleace, whilst some of them got their houses burn.