Call of Duty-style footage shows troops in deadly battle to recapture city from ISIS militants

Posted by The King Slayer 11 months ago in War
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Brutal Call of Duty-style footage showing troops in a deadly battle with Islamic State fighters to retake a city has been released by the military.

The Filipino military has made public footage of the devastation wrought by the bloody battles in Marawi, a city in the south of the country.

The vicious conflict lasted for five months; killing more than 1,100 people and displacing half a million.

Video footage released by the government shows bombs and artillery fire reducing the city to ruins.

Buildings were so badly bombed that only the bare, skeletal structures remain and local infrastructure is destroyed.

Violence erupted in the mostly Christian Philippines this year and ISIS-inspired extremists, including members of insurgent group Abu Sayyaf, fought to occupy Marawi.

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