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Returning to ground zero: Marawi struggles to rebuild

One year after militants occupied Marawi city, its residents are slowly rebuilding

In just one year, Ms Sohailah Usman lost everything - her large, two-storey house and an assortment of small businesses she used to run in this city.

The district where her home once stood is now called "ground zero".


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 22, 2018, with the headline 'Returning to ground zero'. Print Edition | Subscribe