Children in Marawi Cry as the Soldiers Leave for Home

After 5 months of war between Filipino soldiers and gunmen loyal to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in the Southern part of the Philippines, finally, President Rodrigo Duterte declared that Marawi City is “liberated from the terrorist influence.”

With that said, the soldiers who risked their lives to fight for the country’s independence will finally be going home to their families, which is a bittersweet moment for both the soldiers and the people of Marawi.

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Of course, the soldiers are so excited and thrilled to go home and finally spend time with their families but on the other hand, the Marawi people, specifically, children feel really sad to see their heroes being pulled out because a connection was already made between the soldiers and the people.

A video of Marawi children crying while the soldiers are leaving was uploaded by a Facebook user named Apo Datuputi and it had gone viral, with 11,000 reactions and over 15,000 shares as of press time.

Netizen showed their utmost support to the soldiers of Marawi for the success of their battle and some said that the reason why these children are crying is that they feel safe when the soldiers are there because they know that soldiers will fight for them and won’t let them be aggravated.

He also mentioned in his caption that if you would like to donate to these kids in either cash or school supplies, you may message him or reach through the number provided for further information.

Even though the Marawi siege had already ended, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said that this Islamic State still remains a threat and there are continued threats of terrorism and insurgency.

Watch the video below:

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Posted by Apo Datuputi on Sunday, October 22, 2017

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