Timeline: The Marawi crisis

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Story updated to include more details of the Marawi crisis.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The war in Marawi has raged for nearly five months since it began in May.

Thousands of residents suffer from massive displacement, as the city is left in ruins. Several soldiers and terrorists have been killed, and civilians have died in the long-drawn-out conflict.

May 23, 2017

Government forces clashed with members of the rebel group Maute in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.

Reports said armed men have taken over the Amai Pakpak Medical Center, with the group replacing the Philippine flag with a black flag, supposedly representing the Islamic State (ISIS).

Fr. Chito Soganub, along with other churchworkers, were taken from the St. Mary's Cathedral.

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) First Infantry Division Spokesman Lt. Col. Jo-Ar Herrera said Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon was among the armed men seen in the area.

President Rodrigo Duterte, who was in Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, declared martial law in Mindanao, citing the attack as possibly rebellion.

May 24

Duterte suspended the privilege of writ of habeas corpus, allowing warrantless arrests for those connected in the crisis.

The Department of Social Work and Development in Marawi said some residents have started to evacuate in nearby areas.

May 26

Solicitor General Jose Calida said the Maute group have foreign members, with Indonesians and Malaysians fighting alongside the terrorists.

May 29

The Palace signs Arrest Order No. 1, ordering the arrest of more than 100 Maute members for the crime of rebellion.

This is the first arrest order issued "pursuant to martial law" in Mindanao.

May 30

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Governor Mujiv Hataman said 84,600 individuals have been displaced due to the clashes.

A video posted on the Facebook page of Bisaya News shows Fr. Chito Soganub from the Prelature of St. Mary in Marawi City, appealing to Duterte to withdraw "forces away from Lanao del Sur and Marawi City, and to  stop the airstrikes, your air attacks, and to stop the canyon."

May 31

Duterte approved the creation of a "peace corridor" or a secure space to ensure the safety of civilians and humanitarian groups, spearheaded by the implementing panels of the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) also said their fighters have been positioned within and around Marawi City ready to help fight the Maute.

June 1

The justice department announced more than 100 members of the Maute and Abu Sayyaf bandits charged with murder, kidnapping, and espionage have been ordered arrested by the government. They were also placed on an immigration lookout bulletin.

The AFP revealed that a government airstrike mistakenly killed 10 soldiers and wounded seven other troops in Marawi City.

Defense secretary and martial law administrator Delfin Lorenzana said eight foreign terrorists believed to be members of ISIS were among those killed in clashes in Marawi City.

Lorenzana also set the first deadline for the Marawi crisis --- on June 2.

June 2

AFP spokesperson BGen. Restituto Padilla said the deadline set by Lorenzana could not be met.

He said: "Deadlines are relative to the amount of resistance that still exists and the threat in the area."

June 5

The military said it has rescued about 1,500 civilians from the clashes, but 500 are still trapped.

Duterte also offered a P10-million bounty for Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon, and P5-million bounty for each Maute brother, Abdullah and Omar.

June 6

Cayamora Maute, the father of the Maute brothers, was arrested in Davao City, pending rebellion charges.

Government forces recovered almost P80 million in cash and checks after flushing out Maute fighters in a house in Marawi City.

June 8

Authorities arrested former Marawi City Mayor Fahad Salic for rebellion, but he denied the allegation.

Communist rebels deployed New People's Army fighters in Marawi, responding to Duterte's call for help.

Lorenzana ordered the arrest on charges of rebellion of 185 persons with links to terror and rebel groups. This was the second arrest order in connection to the Marawi crisis.

June 9

The mother of the Maute brothers, Ominta Romato Maute, also known as "Farhana," and several others were arrested in what they call a "safe house" in Lanao del Sur.

June 10

Thirteen Marines were killed in firefights, including the platoon commander who recovered the P80 million in a house in Marawi.

June 12

Military members missed its earlier announcement of ending the war on Independence Day.

June 13

The Palace confirmed it knew of the Maute group's plan to takeover Marawi prior to the attack on May 23.

The armed forces launched #OgopMarawi to extend help to their comrades and displaced families.

June 15

The justice department charged Ominta "Farhana" Romato Maute, former Marawi mayor Fahad Salic, and nine other individuals with rebellion.

Adam Harvey from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, who was covering the Marawi crisis, suffered a minor injury after a stray bullet hit his neck.

June 19

Officials said 11 kilos of shabu with an estimated street value of up to P250 million, drug paraphernalia, and high-powered firearms were seized by the military in a house it believed to be a Maute group stronghold.

July 14

The Provincial Crisis Management Committee said 33 displaced Marawi residents have already died in evacuation centers due to health complications.

July 20

Duterte visited Marawi for the first time to boost the troopers' morale.

July 22

The Senate and House of Representatives granted the President's request to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2017.

The military missed the deadline to end the war on July 22.

July 25

Duterte said he needs P30 billion to complete the P50-billion trust fund for the families of troops killed in the Marawi crisis.

July 29

Senator and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao met with government troops in Camp Ranao in Marawi City, boosting their morale.

The justice department started investigating 59 people allegedly sent as reinforcement to the Maute group.

The military took full control of Mapandi or Balo-i Bridge, one of the three strategic bridges in Marawi.

August 4

Duterte visited Marawi for the second time.

August 13

The National Emergency Operations Center said the number of "bakwits" or internally displaced persons in Lanao del Sur and nearby provinces has reached hundreds of thousands.

August 14

Dozens of suspected Maute members claimed they were told by their recruiter that they were to join the MNLF.

August 22

The Mindanao State University reopened after two hours of firefight to clear the area.

August 24

Duterte visited Marawi for the third time, this time he gets up close in the main battle area. Military sources said he was given "a live target," referring to a Maute terrorist.

The military also retook Marawi's Grand Mosque from the Maute group. The mosque, which sits at the heart of Marawi's downtown, was used as a sniping nest against government forces. Maute fighters also holed up in the mosque with their hostages.

August 27

Bureau of Jail Management and Penology said Maute patriarch Cayamora died in detention.

September 1

Authorities said three soldiers were killed and 52 others were wounded during a clash with the Maute group on the eve of Eid'l Adha in Marawi.

Armed Forces spokesman BGen. Restituto Padilla said military operations have entered the "final push," and fighting was expected to intensify.

The Western Mindanao Command said military has retaken the strategic Banggolo or Bayabao bridge, one of the three strategic bridges in Marawi.

September 5

The United States government pledged $15 million or roughly P730 million for relief, recovery and rehabilitation efforts in war-torn Marawi City and its surroundings.

September 11

Duterte visited Marawi for the fourth time.

September 17

Abducted priest Fr. Chito Soganub was rescued from his Maute captors.

September 18

The military retook the strategic Bato Ali Mosque, then one of the Maute group's strongholds. The Mosque was strategic for Maute fighters due to its proximity to a shopping center, where they looted food supplies. It was also near the Lanao Lake, where fighters could escape quickly. 

September 21

Duterte visited Marawi for the fifth time and showed a matrix exposing the source of money used for the Marawi crisis.

September 23

The military has retaken the Raya Madaya or Masiu Bridge, the last of three strategic bridges in Marawi.

September 30

The military missed the deadline set for end of September.

October 1

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian vowed to push for the inclusion of the Marawi rehabilitation fund in the 2018 national budget.

Military missed target date to end war on October 1.

October 2

Duterte visited Marawi for the sixth time.

October 7

Civilians rescued from the Maute terrorists told the military several hostages are still left in Marawi, with Joint Task Force Marawi saying there may still be 60 hostages.

October 9

After multiple deadlines it has failed to meet, the military gave itself a new one-October 15.

October 14

The military said they are still hunting 48 Maute fighters.

October 15

The military said October 15 is not a deadline but only a target date to end the crisis.

October 16

Government forces killed Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute of the Maute group, Defense Chief Delfin Lorenzana confirmed.

October 17

Duterte declared the liberation of Marawi during his seventh visit to the city.

A total of 163 government troops and 47 civilians have been killed in the battle. A total of 847 Maute fighters have died.

A total of 359,680 people in Marawi have been displaced.

October 19

President Rodrigo Duterte and Armed Forces of the Philippines Spokesperson Maj. Gen. Restituto Padilla confirmed the death of Malaysian militant Dr. Mahmud Ahmad.

Ahmad was a former Islamic Studies professor who had been identified as an ISIS recruiter. The military said he is not only connected former Abu Sayyaf Group leader Isnilon Hapilon to ISIS, but also funded the Marawi crisis.

The military also started pulling troops out of Marawi.

October 20

A total of 288 soldiers who fought terrorists in Marawi returned home.

October 21

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed Hapilon is dead, after the DNA from a body retrieved in Marawi matched Hapilon's. Officials have yet to announce DNA results for Omar Maute.

Lorenzana said the same verification process will be applied to cadavers of other suspected terrorists. 

Offensives against the remaining Maute terrorists in Marawi could end by Sunday, the military said.

October 23

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced the termination of all combat operations in Marawi.