Updates on the ongoing clash between the government of the Philippines and the ISIS-affiliate Maute group…

President Rodrigo Duterte returned early from a trip to Russia and declared martial law on the island of Mindanao:

Duterte went on to claim that the terrorists beheaded a local police chief:

There are also reports of hostages taken, including a priest, at a church:

And there are reports that the ISIS-linked terrorists freed prisoners from the city’s jail:

Some residents are evacuating the city: