Published: Tuesday 30 May, 2017

LOOK Maute / ISIS Fighters Behead Jose Rizal Statue in Marawi City

Not even the statue of Jose Rizal escaped from Maute / ISIS fighters in Marawi City. This after the bandits beheaded the statue of the Philippines’ national hero as the crisis in Marawi continues.

Rizal statue beheaded

The beheaded statue of Jose Rizal in Marawi City. (ABS CBN News)

A photo of the beheaded statue of Jose Rizal was sent to ABS CBN News by a concerned resident appalled by the sight. According to the news report, Maute bandits shot at Rizal’s head until the statue was beheaded.

The Marawi siege continued on its seventh day with the death toll increasing. According to the latest figures from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), 104 have now died since the fighting started on May 23.

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Foreign ISIS fighters have reportedly joined Maute bandits in their attack on Marawi City, as evidenced by the number of foreigners who died in the battle.