In this Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 photo released by Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, front center, salutes the flag-draped coffins of 15 soldiers killed in ... more 
In this Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 photo released by Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, front center, salutes the flag-draped coffins of 15 soldiers killed in Monday's gunbattle with Muslim Abu Sayyaf militants during his visit to Western Mindanao Command in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines. Abu Sayyaf extremists killed 15 Philippine Army soldiers in fierce fighting Monday in the country's restive southern island of Jolo, dealing the government its largest single-day combat loss under President Duterte, who ordered the militants to be crushed for their brutality. (Robinson Ninal/Presidential Photographers Division via AP) less 
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Associated Press
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 11:27 PM EDT