Key Philippine Military and Insurgency-Related Events
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Maute Group waves ISIS black flag on Marawi streets
From Rappler (May 23): Maute Group waves ISIS black flag on Marawi streets
Residents post photos of the raging battle in Marawi City
BLACK FLAG. ISIS black flags are seen atop vehicles roaming the streets of Marawi City. Photo by Maulana Macadato
The black banner of terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS) was seen atop at least two vehicles roaming the streets of Marawi on Tuesday, May 23, as gun battle raged between the military and local terrorists.
Residents of Marawi City took to social media to post photos, videos, and updates on the ongoing clashes. They posted photos of soldiers and their helicopters, Maute members and their black flags, and fires breaking out Tuesday evening.
BASAK MALUTLUT. Clashes erupt as the military moved to hunt down high value targets in Barangay Basak Malutlut, a commercial and residential area near the Mindanao State University. Photo by Mohammad Manshawi
MILITARY PRESENCE. The military deploys troops around the city as the situation worsened towards evening. Photo by Chico Dimaro Usman
POLICE CAR? Another ISIS black flag is seen atop what appears to be a police car taken by the Maute Group. Photo by Chico Dimaro Usman
MAUTE GROUP. Residents also take photos of suspected members of the Maute Group from their house windows. Photo by Mohammad Manshawi
CHECKPOINTS. The military installs checkpoints to try to contain the Maute Group. Photo by Chico Dimaro Usman
WHO'S IN CONTROL? Army tanks are deployed to support troops on the ground. Photo by Mohammad Manshawi