Philippines City Marawi has been forcibly seized by the Maute Islamic Group, a part of the Islamic State. The Radical Islamic group has chosen the Muslim majority Marawi city and the destruction has already begun. So far, 21 people lost their lives, including militants, security officials, and the local police.
The Churches are been vandalized, captured and the Father or the other Church members have been abducted by the Islamic Group. The group has threatened to kill and spread massacre if the Government forces do not stop the action against them. There was fierce gun battle between forces and the militants reported local media. The Islamic State group has started waving the White and Black Terror flag of IS on the roof tops to justify the official seizing of the city. However, the city has not gone entirely in the hand of the group. Many people have been successful to flee the besieged city but many are still trapped there.
President Rodrigo Duterte who just trimmed his Moscow visit at this emergency situation has warned the militants of the harsh consequences. Martial law has already been imposed on the Mindanao region. However, President has warned that the Martial law may be extended to other regions as well.
The photos from the Marwai region has spread shockwaves as the horror of Islamic State is set to return and this time to South East Asia. However, the security forces of Philippines are busy in chalking out plans to drive the militants out of the land. President Duterte has been very tough on the Drug Paddlers and it will be interesting to see the actions of the tough president on the Maute Islamic State Group.