Watch: 10 Soldiers Died in Own Military Air Strike in Marawi

Ten soldiers have died ‘unintentionally’ in own military air strike in Marawi City.

According to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, 10 soldiers died and 8 others were wounded by their own air strike during their fight to get rid the Maute group in Marawi City.

“A group of our own military army men were hit by our own airstrike. We lost 10 killed and 8 wounded,” Lorenzana said.

“It’s sad, but sometimes that happens… Maybe the coordination was not properly done so we hit our own people,” he added.

Lorenzana also said that the bodies were retrieved and the families have been informed.

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