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Battle-scarred Marawi still suffering wounds of war

One year after Philippine armed forces defeated Islamic State-aligned militants in a months-long siege that devastated the southern city of Marawi, a new contest for the residents’ hearts and minds has broken out between the United States and China. On October 16, the United States offered a new 1.35 billion pesos (US$25 million) aid package […]