MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on the militant siege in the southern Philippine city of Marawi (all times local):
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the southern city of Marawi liberated though the military continues to battle a dwindling band of Muslim militants.
Duterte spoke Tuesday in Marawi before an audience of troops at a ruined school campus more than a kilometer from the area where fighting continues.
“Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby declare Marawi city liberated from the terrorist influence,” he said to cheers.
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