Marawi City Vice Mayor Arafat Salic arrested for rebellion

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Marawi City Vice Mayor Arafat Salic

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 13) — Marawi City Vice Mayor Arafat Salic was arrested Wednesday morning at the city hall over rebellion charges.

"Salic is included in the Office of the Martial Law Administrator Arrest Order dated September 4, 2017 for rebellion case," said Col. Romeo Brawner, 103rd Infantry Brigade Commander in a statement from the Philippine Army Wednesday.

The vice mayor's arrest is in relation to his involvement with the Maute-ISIS takeover of Marawi City in May 2017.

His brother, former Marawi Mayor Fajad "Pre" Salic, was also arrested in 2017 for rebellion in line with the order issued by Defense Secretary and martial law administrator Delfin Lorenzana.