RETRIEVAL OPERATIONS: 17 bodies found in Gadungan, Marawi City

Camp Ranao, Marawi City, June 28, 2017 – Seventeen cadavers were recovered while government troops together with PNP, Bureau of Fire Protection and civilian volunteers were conducting retrieval operations in Barangay Gadungan, Marawi City at 11:40AM today.

“The recovered cadavers are believed to be among those helpless civilians who were murdered by the Maute/ASG terrorists. This is a manifestation of Maute/ASG’s brutality who killed these innocent civilians in cold blood,” said Brig. Gen. Rolando Bautista, Joint Task Force Marawi Commander.

PNP SOCO is undertaking procedures to identify the bodies for proper disposition.

Retrieval operations are being conducted in Barangay Gadungan and other areas which the terrorists previously held.

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