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"These kinds of incident will occur in the battle because of the complexity of the environment, the fog of war, the lack of communication and what have you, so in this case we have no reason to say that it was the fault of the pilot yet until after we have done the investigation", he added.

"This week we might have already broken the ground for the resettlement areas in Marawi for the setting up of the initial tent city, which will be converted to a temporary resettlement", Padilla told a news conference at the Malacanang presidential palace.

The military has yet to disclose the type of aircraft involved in the incident.

Meanwhile, 11 others sustained minor shrapnel wounds.

"On behalf of the President, we wish to express our deepest condolences to the families of the two soldiers who were killed in yesterday's airstrike accident while fighting Maute rebel remnants", Abella said. "Large debris from heavily reinforced buildings accidentally hit two of our personnel who succumbed to death in the process", Arevalo said in a statement.

MANILA | children, and the hostages are forced by the jihadists holed up in a city in the southern Philippines to fight, accused on Monday the army attempting since the end of may to quell this uprising.

They then cited several biblical passages on love of God and neighbor before urging action in showing solidarity with those who have fled Marawi and those who have been taken hostage.

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"We continuously get disturbing narratives from (escaped residents) that children as well as hostages are being employed in the firefight", he said.

Earlier the military said civilians had been forced to help the militants by carrying supplies and ammunition, caring for the wounded and helping them loot the city, much of which has been destroyed in the fighting and air strikes.

It is possible for the President to announce whether martial law in Mindanao will be extended or not during his second State of the Nation Address on July 24, he added.

Militants of the Maute group stormed the city of Marawi, on the island of Mindanao, May 23.

The military needs at least 12 days to retake the remaining 600 buildings in the city.

"While these terrorists kill people indiscriminately, respecting no one in trying to dissect our land, our soldiers will continue to liberate Marawi City, bearing in mind that this city belongs to our Maranao brothers and sisters, and this land belongs to the Filipino people", he said.

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