Marawi, Philippines, Jun 27, 2017 / 08:04 am
Captured priest Father Teresito "Chito" Suganob was seen alive on Sunday in a part of a Philippines city under Islamist militant control, Agence France Presse reports.
"We don't have details of his health. We were just told that he was sighted alive," military spokesman Lt. Col. Jo-Ar Herrera told reporters in Marawi, citing reports from rescued civilians.
Militants of the Maute group stormed the city of Marawi, on the island of Mindanao, May 23. The group, formed in 2012, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in 2015.
The militants still have about 100 civilian hostages, whom they use as human shields, ammunition carriers, and stretcher-barriers.