View from the top

Members of the Ulama League and representatives of the sultanates of Ranao view the destruction of the surrounding areas from the top of the Jameo Mindanao Al-Islamie, also known as Islamic Center or Grand Mosque in Marawi City on 24 November 2017, their first visit in six months. The mosque was used by the IS-inspired Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups as their  “command center” and “snipers’ nest.”  Government took control of the area on August 24.  Ground Zero visits were organized by the military for various sectors in the last two weeks.  MindaNews photo by Carolyn O. Arguillas