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An aerial view of Marawi

Merlyn Manos, AFP

Posted at Apr 03 2018 04:50 PM

An aerial view of Marawi

This photo taken on March 28, 2018 shows an aerial shot of a mosque amid flattened houses in Marawi City after five months of house-to-house fighting between troops and jihadists loyal to the Islamic State group that killed nearly 1,200. Residents of battle-scarred Marawi were allowed back April 1 for the first time -- to dig through the rubble that was once their homes.