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Rebuilding Marawi: City destroyed by fighting with ISIS militants picks up the pieces

City destroyed by fighting between govt troops and pro-ISIS militants picks up the pieces

Marawi City is finally rebuilding, two years after about a thousand militants started a five-month war that devastated its eastern half.

Backhoes and bulldozers have rolled into "ground zero", an area a third the size of Singapore, to begin clearing up the ruins.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 11, 2019, with the headline 'Rebuilding Marawi'. Print Edition | Subscribe