Children Bid Emotional Goodbye to Marawi Troops

StoryfulNewsPublished: October 25, 2017
Published: October 25, 2017

Children in Lanao Del Sur cried as they said goodbye on Monday, October 23, to Philippine Army soldiers who fought to retake Marawi. The uploader told Storyful the footage shows internally displaced children in Marawi crying as the soldiers leave the city. The source added the children had formed a close bond with the soldiers. Storyful cannot verify these claim. The Philippine government announced the end of military operations in the city of Marawi on October 23, days after President Rodrigo Duterte said the city had been liberated from its occupation by militants linked to the Islamic State. Credit: Facebook/Apo Datu via Storyful

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