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Pamatay sa angas! Duterte names Israel as source of night vision scopes in Marawi siege


President Rodrigo Duterte has revealed Israel as the source of the night vision equipment which helped soldiers kill terrorists during the Marawi siege last year.

In a speech before Israeli businessmen in Jerusalem Tuesday (September 4), Duterte recalled that soldiers initially had trouble going after members of the ISIS-inspired Maute group at night during the early days of the siege.

“Even the accuracy of our — of our fire — of our equipments because we could not really pinpoint its exact location,” he said.

Israel, Duterte said, lent the Philippine military night vision equipment.

“They were there operated and some lent us the — able to precisely to know where the shot came from, from what building and from what room,” he said.

“And so little by little and at night, we had the visions so we could tell them moving around and we could fire with accuracy even without snipers,” Duterte added.