Philippine Marines prepare to raise the Philippine flag to celebrate the 119th anniversary of Philippine independence. Photo: AP

Philippine troops raise flag on Independence Day and pay tribute to casualties in Marawi

Fighting in the city has left 58 soldiers and police and more than 20 civilians dead, the military said, estimating that almost 200 militants have been killed in the clashes

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Philippine Marines prepare to raise the Philippine flag to celebrate the 119th anniversary of Philippine independence. Photo: AP
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