DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Six sacks of coins and assorted metal objects are used by the Maute terrorists to manufacture improvised explosive device (IED).
Col. Romeo Brawner, deputy commander of the Task Force Ranao 6 sacks of coins and assorted metal that it recovered from Bato Mosque.
On Thursday, September 28, the military recovered 82 high powered firearms, 66 unexploded ordnance and 20 improvised explosive device and recovered 36 buildings.
Out of the 82 firearms recovered, 60 were burned.
The coins are used to make improvised hand grenades.
Brawner saidthe number of slain Maute Group terrorists increased from 711 as of September 27 to 736 as of Friday, September 29.
The soldiers also recovered 21 cadavers.
While the casualties from the side of government is now at 153 .
Number of civilians either executed or killed by the terrorists is still at 47 while rescued Marawi City residents are at 1,733.
Total number of recovered weapons accounts to 789 including 82 those recovered Thursday.
Western Mindanao Command chief Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. said the Marawi crisis is about to end as he earlier said there are only about 50 to 70 Maute fighters left in the battleground. –Editha Z. Caduaya/Newsline.ph