Print Edition - 2017-06-26  |  World News Digest

Philippine military declares Eid truce

- Agencies, MARAWI (Philippines)

Jun 26, 2017-

The Philippine military declared an eight-hour ceasefire on Sunday in its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of the war-torn city of Marawi, to allow residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Military chief General Eduardo Ano said his forces would implement a “humanitarian pause” during the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Marawi, the most important Muslim city in the mainly Catholic Philippines. “We declare a lull in our current operations in the city on that day as a manifestation of our high respect to the Islamic faith,” Ano said in a statement. 

Published: 26-06-2017 09:41

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