President Duterte during his press conference after his State of the Nation Address ( SONA) Monday said that the tunnels used by terrorists in Marawi City are like those in Vietnam during the Vietnam war.
He said that the tunnels have been used by the Maute ISIS terrorists to build up and stockpile for “many months” their armaments and ammunition.
He added the terrorists’ use of tunnels is the reason why their ammunition including explosives seem to be un-consummable.
He admitted there was a “failure of intelligence” and “mistake in the evaluation and assessment” in not knowing much earlier the tunnels underground Marawi City.
“It is only now that we know it, but as to how intensive the tunnels are we’ll know it when we prevail in Marawi,” President Duterte said. (mindanaosunchronicle.com/Cha Monforte)