Book 14: HITTING THE CORE

JTF Marawi through the Information Support Afairs (PsyOps) activities applied at all levels of its operations psychologically isolated, contained, and defeated the ISIS-Maute group in Marawi. Text blasts, loudspeaker announcements, radio broadcasts, leaflets, tarpaulins, counter-violent extremism programs, community engagements, and digital media operations were the hallmarks of its success and the game changer in the liberation of Marawi. The enemy surrendered, unfavorable opinion of some residents turned favorable, civilians were rescued, and hostages were freed. PsyOps hit the enemy at the core and brought about the liberation of Marawi.