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Terror Fight, Rebuilding Marawi to Cost Philippines $1.1 Billion

  • Government may ask Congress for supplemental budget this year
  • At least 770 people killed in Marawi since May 23 conflict
Bullet-riddled houses in Marawi on Aug. 28.

Bullet-riddled houses in Marawi on Aug. 28.

Photographer: Ferdinand Cabrera/AFP via Getty Images

Rebuilding the besieged Philippine city of Marawi could cost about 56 billion pesos ($1.1 billion), according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

Months of fighting between Philippine troops and Islamic State-led militants have left the once vibrant city on the southern island of Mindanao a virtual ghost town, displacing more than 230,000 people.