17 hostages rescued as more Maute members surrender

Oct. 04, 2017

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines – At least eight members of the ISIS-inspired Maute group surrendered to authorities on Wednesday, October 4, as more than 10 hostages were rescued in Marawi on the same day, sources said.
Zia Alonto Adiong, spokesperson of Lanao del Sur’s Provincial Crisis Management Committee said the Maute group members surrendered early dawn of October 4. He, however, only confirmed that there were seven hostages rescued.
Another source told reporters that 17 civilian hostages were rescued, but the Joint Task Group Ranao have yet to confirm.
Authorities have rescued at least 1,750 civilian hostages in Marawi, among them include priest Teresito Soganub and teacher Lordvin Acopio.
“This development is an indication that the war in Marawi is about to end.” (davaotoday.com)

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