Philippines: See war-torn Marawi two years after devastating siege

Drone footage from Tuesday shows the war-torn city of Marawi in the southern Philippines where buildings still lay in ruins nearly two years after the siege. Footage shows that most roads are cleared from debris, but buildings remain destroyed. Reportedly, the demolition of structures in Marawi's Most Affect Area (MAA) began in February of this year. Owners of 409 structures have consented to... Еще their properties being demolished. According to the National Housing Authority (NHA), Marawi's MAA currently includes 6,800 non-habitable structures. The Bangon Marawi (Rise Marawi) task force commander Eduardo del Rosario said that unsafe structures will be cleared by November and some of the construction will begin in September. Around 66,000 people remain displaced in Marawi, according to report from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' (OCHA). The Marawi siege was a five-month battle between Philippines government troops and militants including the Maute, a group affiliated with the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS), that took place between May 23 and October 23, 2017.

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