Philippines To Extend Martial Law In South To Year End

The legislators backed President Rodrigo Duterte's call for an extension in the Mindanao region to deal with Islamist gunmen who have occupied parts of a southern city for two months.

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Philippines To Extend Martial Law In South To Year End

President Rodrigo Duterte had previously imposed a 60-day martial law over Mindanao (File photo)

Manila, Philippines:  The Philippine Congress on Saturday voted overwhelmingly to extend martial law in the south until the end of the year.

The legislators backed President Rodrigo Duterte's call for an extension in the Mindanao region to deal with Islamist gunmen who have occupied parts of a southern city for two months.

President Rodrigo Duterte had previously imposed a 60-day martial law over Mindanao when fighting broke out in Marawi on May 23, but it was set to expire Saturday.

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