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The Fight in Marawi City and the Struggles to Come

Jul 24, 2017 | 11:44 GMT
Philippine troops head to Marawi City to fight Islamist militants. Government success against a long history of insurgencies on the southern island of Mindanao comes piecemeal, and reversals always seem to follow.

Philippine troops head to Marawi City to fight Islamist militants. Government success against a long history of insurgencies on the southern island of Mindanao comes piecemeal, and reversals always seem to follow.

(TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Philippines' restive Mindanao region is burdened by a familiar pattern: Setbacks follow successes....

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