Local executives and citizens of Malawi City gathered for a symbolic flag raising ceremony to assert civilian authority and unity in celebration of Independence Day on June 12, 2017. As fighting rages on for the third week, police hung Philippine flags around war torn Marawi to boost troop morale.
Heavy fight between Islamic rebels and the Philippine troops in Marawi, southern Philippines on June 9, 2017. Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions on Friday as soldiers fought to wrest control of the southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group.
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Internally Displaced People (IDP) could be seen at Chamakor camp, east of Mosul, on as the ongoing fight against Islamic State continues . More then 11, 000 IDP's live at the camp since it opened 3 weeks ago. The camp is so large the UN is building a new facility to house other IDP's coming from Western Mosul. Here dry food parcels are being dispersed as people wait in line for their goods.
Russian police continue investigations after 14 people were killed and dozens injured in St Petersburg following explosions between two of the city's underground stations. The suspect is reportedly a native of Kyrgyzstan named as Akbarzhon Jalilov who obtained Russian citizenship, according to the Central Asian country's security service. Authorities in St Petersburg have declared three days of mourning.