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Philippines declares end of 5-month battle with IS in Marawi City

Defense minister says martial law in Mindanao will be reviewed

Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, left, and Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Eduardo Ano announce the end of combat operations in Marawi City on the sidelines of the ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting on Oct. 23. (Photo by Cliff Venzon)

CLARK FREEPORT, Philippines -- The Philippines' five-month battle with Islamic State-linked militants in the southern city of Marawi has ended, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced on Monday.

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