They are seen carrying black flags with the insignia of ISIS. They have long firearms believed to be obtained from an Indonesian terrorist affiliated with Jemaah Islamiyah.
They are the Maute group, one of the newest Islamist terrorist groups in Mindanao.
The Maute group also launched attacks early this year, believed to be test missions to get recognition from ISIS.
And on Friday, they were back again capturing the old municipal hall Butig in Lanao del Sur.
"Ang grupo ng mga Maute, nasa munisipyo, ang munisipyo naman doon hindi ginagamit kasi mayroong bagong munisipyo ang ginagamit ng bagong mayor natin,"Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Adiong said. [source]
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