100 days: Philippine army says 'last stand' near for Marawi fighters
CGTN Zang Shijie
The battle for Marawi City in the Southern Philippines between the military and ISIL-linked militants has entered its hundredth day. Hundreds have died and parts of the city are beyond recognition. 
The Philippine military has already seized control of one of Marawi City’s most significant landmarks, the Grand Mosque, officials say ground troops are making a final push to liberate the Southern Philippine city from ISIL allied militants. 
In a statement Wednesday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesperson Brigadier Gen Restituto Padilla, said the military badly wants to free Marawi from terrorists. 
"The AFP calls upon all our citizens of all walks and whatever faith to continue to manifest their support for our troops and unceasingly pray for an early resolution of this conflict," Padilla said.