Via The War Files. – The Australian government announced that they will soon deploy spy planes to help Philippine forces fighting to recapture Marawi. “Two spy planes from Australia will provide surveillance support to the Philippine armed forces,” the Australian minister of defense, Marise Payne, said. “The regional threat from terrorism, in particular from Daesh and foreign fighters, is a direct threat to Australia and our interests. Australia will continue to work with our partners in Southeast Asia to counter it.” Two Australian AP-3C Orion aircraft will operate over the southern region of the island of Mindanao, where Marawi is situated. A Malaysian terrorist who is believed to have bankrolled the siege of Marawi, and his Filipino brother accused of plotting the attack, were killed in the clashes in the city. The Philippine military said the Malaysian, Mahmud Ahmad, was wounded and later died from his wounds. Military counterparts in Malaysia said Mahmud wired more than half a million dollars to the Abu Sayyaf and the Maute groups in the Philippines, in order to carry out the attacks. Lt. Colonel. Jo-ar Herrera, spokesman for the Philippine military, said they also received intelligence reports that Omarkhayam Maute, one of the two brothers who leads the Maute group, was killed.
⚫70 soldiers were KIA
⚫30 Civilians (that we know)
⚫200+ terrorists ·(according to the government)