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SOS for displaced Filipino families hit by battle back home

Bahrain News
Thu, 06 Jul 2017
By SANDEEP SINGH GREWAL
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FILIPINOS in Bahrain have been urged to extend a helping hand to families caught in a battle between government troops and pro-Islamic State militants for the control of a southern Philippines town. More than 300,000 civilians have been displaced after militants from a faction known as the Maute group seized Marawi on May 23 and are resisting daily assaults by government forces using aircraft and artillery, and with help from allies, the US and Australia.