The Philippines is facing a looming rebellion by its haiti population, who have been fighting the United States over a disputed territory in the South China Sea.
A series of violent incidents involving U.S. forces in the country have rattled the nation’s stability and the United Nations, which oversees foreign affairs, said it would look into the situation.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao on June 25, and he has since moved to crush the rebellion.
The Philippines’ military has not commented on whether they are taking part in the military operation.
The Philippine military said on Wednesday it is supporting a Philippine government effort to help local residents escape the rebels.
A Philippine government spokesman said military officials have also helped in securing some of the remote areas of Mindanaopan.