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least two deaths in the Philippines Tuesday night showing president Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war is still very much alive. Duterte has officially suspended all police operations in a crack down that's seen over 7,000 people killed. Local media reported one rare day without bloodshed on Monday.
00:00:20
But on Tuesday night Reuters was at the scene of two new murders. One body left riddled with bullets after bikers opened fire. And a recovering addict chased down and shot. Both are classic examples of death in the war on drugs. Local residents know that. But in a climate of fear, no one claims to have seen the killers.
00:00:39
Under new rules from Duterte, police can't enforce drug laws for at least a month while they focus on cleaning up corruption inside the force. But the president has told a group of soldiers, he may turn to them for help. Last week, Duterte said he won't declare martial law, but threatened it anyway.
00:00:56
>> Now and they say, why are you declaring martial law? Because I have to preserve the Filipino people and the youth of this land.>> For now the drugs war has been handed to a much smaller anti-narcotics agency after news surface that officers kidnapped and killed a South Korean businessman last year.
00:01:15
Rights groups tie the businessman's death to the drug war, saying police felt protected by the president's promise to shield anyone involved in the crackdown.