10
Jun

Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

Philippine forces now control most of the southern city where militants linked to the Islamist group have launched a bloody siege there for almost a week, authorities said Monday.

Only small areas of Marawi are under the control of militants after six days of fighting, the brigadier said. General Restituto Padilla, the military spokesman. In recent days, the attackers managed to repel attack helicopters, armored vehicles and dozens of soldiers.

About 100 people were killed in the violence, including civilians, although authorities were still trying to assess the extent of the bloodshed.

“We can control who enters and leaves, moves and does not, and we try to isolate these remaining foci of resistance,” said General Padilla.

Philippine National Police chief Ronald de la Rosa said the operation takes time because Marawi is urban, allowing armed men to move quickly from one building to another to escape the capture.

“I can not give operational details, but I’m sure they are also human, they get tired,” he said.

The Marawi crisis, which has about 200,000 people, raised fears that extremism is growing in the southern Philippines as smaller militant groups unite and harmonize with the Islamic State group.

On Sunday, Filipino forces said they found the bodies in the streets, at least eight civilians were executed by militants.

The violence prompted President Rodrigo Duterte last week to declare 60-day martial law in the southern Philippines, where a Muslim separatist rebellion has been waging for decades.

General Padilla said Sunday that the bodies of four men, three women and a boy were found near a road near Mindanao State University in Marawi.

Eight other men were shot and thrown into a shallow ravine early Sunday morning in the village of Emi Marawi, police officer Jamail Mangadang said. A paper sign attached to one of the men said the victims had “betrayed their faith,” he said, identifying men as civilians.

Marawi is a predominantly Muslim city.

In addition to the deaths of civilians, General Padilla said that 61 militants, 11 soldiers and four policemen were among the dead.

Violence erupted last Tuesday as the government launched an operation to capture Isnilon Hapilon, who is on the list of Washington’s most wanted terrorists. But the operation was rampant and militant rampaging in the city, burning buildings and fighting against government forces in the streets.

A priest and several faithful were taken hostage. There was no information about his condition.

All groups are guided by the Islamic State group. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told reporters that Hapilon had received funding from the Islamic State group.

Washington has offered a $ 5 million reward for information leading to the capture of Hapilon.

25
May

Rare surgery gives new food pipe to 8-year-old girl who accidentally drank acid

New Delhi: Neha’s parents for eight years, there was no word in a language that could express her happiness because her daughter could continue eating after more than six years.

The eight-year-old girl, who accidentally drank acid at the age of 1.5, underwent rare surgery at Vadilal Sarabhai Hospital in Ahmedabad, allowing her to lead a normal life again. According to the report, Neha could not even swallow her own saliva while consuming the acid had severely damaged her feeding tube, leaving only 1 cm intact. Since then, liquid food has been fed with an artificial tube inserted into the stomach for more than six years. Their anxious parents, who are visited daily many hospitals to find a cure for their daughters, but in vain, since doctors refused to operate their child underweight, weighing only 19 years, 5 kg.

However, the family arrived at the hospital V S Ahmedabad on the recommendation of the doctors there two months.

On May 9, the girl has been successfully exploited by a team of doctors who replaced her oesophagus.

Rare surgery called “gastric traction with oesophagal reconstruction,” which lasted five hours involved creating an 8-inch long incision of your abdomen for the neck to create a new step for food.

“We took part of his small intestine and replaced the oesophagus, creating a new link between the mouth and the stomach,” said Dr Hasmukh Vora, associate professor (surgical gastroenterology) at VS Hospital.

He added that it was difficult to operate on children who are underweight for several reasons.

Neha, who is from the Mau district of Uttar Pradesh, has been allowed to eat solid food since May 15 and is expected to be released on Thursday.

25
May

Passengers on Tejas Express smash LCD screens, soil toilets: We clearly don’t understand civic duties

That’s more or less what happened when Mumbai-Goa Texas Express – the first semi-luxury high-speed train in India – returned to Mumbai after completing its first trip.

The train – which covers 630 kilometres in less than nine hours and has modern equipment on board, such as LCD TVs, Wi-Fi, CCTV, coffee and tea vending machines, organic toilets and non-contact water taps – arrived Tuesday in Mumbai complete disaster.

Some train passengers crushed LCDs stole their headphones and stained toilets, they reported. There was also a lot of garbage on the train that the railway’s authorities were surprised to appeal to the passengers to try Texas express worse if they would own it.

One passenger said that some people were trying to remove the LCD screen, pulling their hinges, while others have not pulled the chain after using it, so the toilet began to spit out an hour later the journey begins.

As for stolen headphones, Mumbai Espejo quoted another official as saying: “The headphones were delivered just after the start of the trip. There was no announcement to return the headphones because we expected that passengers will not prevail, as they do not retain pillows and blankets. ”

This raises a question as to whether we really deserve high-quality facilities, such as those provided by Texas Express. After all, if the facilities are to be stolen anyway and vandals, the government should provide quality services and spend the money saved on food, education or employment.

4
May

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