Is It Over Soon?

The war zone on Monday, 09 October 2017. The military said on Monday that there are still around 60 non-combatants in the main battle area: 31 hostages in the main battle area, along with 31 or 33 dependents of the Maute Group. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Smoke rises from Marawi City after an aerial bombardment Monday (October 9, 2017) on areas where the military believes the ISIS-inspired Maute gunmen are making a last stand. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO