Book 1: LIBERATING THE ISLAMIC CITY

The book, Liberating the City, describes the operations of Joint Task Force (JTF) Marawi focusing on the critical, significant and decisive factors for each phase of OPLAN Liberation.

The book begins with a background of the city that has led to the infiltration of the violent extremism ideals which ultimately resulted to the spread of terror.

The book gives an overview of the general plan then details the specifics in each chapter as the enemies are driven towards the desired constrictions area.

As each stage of the plan is completed, results of the operations are presented where government casualties are highlighted.

The book includes an assessment of the entire operations that details the enemy and government troops’ tactics, techniques and procedures.

The concluding parts of the book include the lessons learned, impact and recommendations to address the determined gaps in the area of operations.