Print Edition - 2017-06-26 | World News Digest
Philippine military declares Eid truce
-, 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