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Philippine Daily Inquirer / 09:13 PM June 15, 2017
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A U.S. P3 Orion surveillance plane flies over Marawi city, in Mindanao, southern Philippines, as Philippine Air Force helicopters and bombers continue air strikes on Friday, June 9, 2017. It’s unclear how many people remain trapped in Marawi as government troops battle Muslim militants led by the so-called “Maute” group but army officers have put the figure this week at anywhere from 150 to 1,000. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA — The conspicuous flight of a US spy plane over Marawi City last week was meant to show China how well entrenched the US military is in the country despite China’s ingress under the Duterte administration, according to a security analyst.

Military analyst and historian Jose Antonio Custodio said the Americans’ P3 Orion surveillance aircraft apparently chose to be seen by journalists covering…

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