Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rules out negotiating with Islamist insurgents in Marawi

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday ruled out the possibility of allowing Islamic State-linked militants to flee a southern city in exchange for the release of dozens of hostages.
The militants seized large parts of Marawi City on the island of Mindanao in May, and a hard core of fighters has held out through more than 100 days of air strikes and ground attacks by troops.
“No way,” Duterte told reporters when asked about a rumour that one rebel leader, Omarkhayam Maute…