12 June 2017

News Story: US helps Philippines fight militant groups in Marawi

Hanoi (VNA) – US special forces are assisting the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the fight against militant groups in Marawi city in southern Mindanao islands, said the spokesperson of the US embassy in the Philippines on June 10. 

Previously, on June 5, the US government handed over to the Philippines hundreds of machine guns, pistols and grenade launchers to help the country combat Islamic gunmen who were battling troops in Marawi city. 

The weapons will enhance the Philippine Marine’s counter-terrorism capabilities, and help protect troops engaged in counter-terrorism operations in the southern Philippines, said the US Embassy. 

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