Military engineers clear 30% of Marawi areas from IEDs, explosives


The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Saturday, December 30, said their team of engineers has cleared 30% of areas in Marawi city most affected by unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices.

This means residents in the 24 barangays considered “most affected areas” can begin visiting their homes and businesses before rehabilitation in the areas begin, according to Joint Task Force Ranao commander Major General Roseller Murillo.

In a release to media, 1st Infantry Division spokesperson Colonel Romeo Brawner said that as of December 15, 2017, the Joint Engineer Task Group (JETG) recovered 2,853 assorted unexploded ordnance and 415 improvised explosive devices from various areas in Marawi.

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Source: Rappler