NINE more Maute group stragglers were killed last weekend in the conflict-torn Marawi City, the military said Monday, November 6.

Joint Task Force Ranao Deputy Commander Colonel Romeo Brawner said one of the fatalities was Ibrahim Maute alias Abu Jamil, who is a cousin of the slain brothers Omar and Abdullah, the leaders of the Maute group.

The military official said the encounter between the state forces and the remaining Maute fighters started early morning on Sunday and lasted until the afternoon of the same day.

Brawner said the operations to finally clear all the corners of Marawi City from terrorists are still ongoing.

"Thus, the military is warning the public that the main battle area is still off limits because of the danger posed by terrorist-stragglers," he said.

On October 23, the military announced that the war in Marawi had ended after the death of terrorist leader Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute inside the main battle area of the embattled city. (SunStar Philippines)