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Philippine troops head to Marawi City to fight Islamist militants. Government success against a long history of insurgencies on the southern island of Mindanao comes piecemeal, and reversals always seem to follow.
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The Fight in Marawi City and the Struggles to Come

Jul 24, 2017 | 11:44 GMT

The Philippines' restive Mindanao region is burdened by a familiar pattern: Setbacks follow successes.

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