Bad Resource Path on task app:mergeReleaseResources

cordova build android --release gives this following error. I tried everything including running ionic cordova resources as well as deleting the resources folder

Android Studio project detected
ANDROID_HOME=/root/…/mnt/c/Users/armaa/AppData/Local/Android/Sdk
JAVA_HOME=/usr
studio
:wrapper

BUILD SUCCESSFUL

Total time: 5.273 secs

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Subproject Path: CordovaLib
Subproject Path: app
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at build_b7addsy8zf7x7zfbxfp3zv08p.run(/mnt/c/Users/armaa/Desktop/coding/ionic/test/platforms/android/app/build.gradle:148)
Configuration ‘compile’ in project ‘:app’ is deprecated. Use ‘implementation’ instead.
:CordovaLib:preBuild UP-TO-DATE
:CordovaLib:preReleaseBuild UP-TO-DATE
:CordovaLib:compileReleaseAidl
:CordovaLib:compileReleaseRenderscript
:CordovaLib:checkReleaseManifest
:CordovaLib:generateReleaseBuildConfig
:CordovaLib:prepareLintJar
:CordovaLib:generateReleaseResValues
:CordovaLib:generateReleaseResources
:CordovaLib:packageReleaseResources
:CordovaLib:platformAttrExtractor
:CordovaLib:processReleaseManifest
:CordovaLib:javaPreCompileRelease
:CordovaLib:processReleaseJavaRes NO-SOURCE
:app:preBuild UP-TO-DATE
:app:preReleaseBuild
:app:compileReleaseAidl
:CordovaLib:packageReleaseRenderscript NO-SOURCE
:app:compileReleaseRenderscript
:app:checkReleaseManifest
:app:generateReleaseBuildConfig
:app:prepareLintJar
:app:generateReleaseResValues
:app:generateReleaseResources
error: bad resource path (/mnt/c/Users/armaa/Desktop/coding/ionic/test/platforms/android/app/build/intermediates/incremental/mergeReleaseResources/merged.dir/values/values.xml).

:app:mergeReleaseResources
Error: java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: com.android.tools.aapt2.Aapt2Exception: AAPT2 error: check logs for details
:app:mergeReleaseResources FAILED

18 actionable tasks: 18 executed
FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

  • What went wrong:
    Execution failed for task ‘:app:mergeReleaseResources’.

Error: java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: com.android.tools.aapt2.Aapt2Exception: AAPT2 error: check logs for details

  • Try:
    Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or --debug option to get more log output.

  • Get more help at https://help.gradle.org

BUILD FAILED in 16s
/mnt/c/Users/armaa/Desktop/coding/ionic/test/platforms/android/gradlew: Command failed with exit code 1 Error output:
error: bad resource path (/mnt/c/Users/armaa/Desktop/coding/ionic/test/platforms/android/app/build/intermediates/incremental/mergeReleaseResources/merged.dir/values/values.xml).

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

  • What went wrong:
    Execution failed for task ‘:app:mergeReleaseResources’.

Error: java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: com.android.tools.aapt2.Aapt2Exception: AAPT2 error: check logs for details

  • Try:
    Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or --debug option to get more log output.

  • Get more help at https://help.gradle.org

BUILD FAILED in 16s
[ERROR] An error occurred while running subprocess cordova.

    cordova build android --release exited with exit code 1.

    Re-running this command with the --verbose flag may provide more information.

my ionic info

Ionic:

Ionic CLI : 5.2.5 (/usr/local/lib/node_modules/ionic)
Ionic Framework : @ionic/angular 4.7.4
@angular-devkit/build-angular : 0.801.3
@angular-devkit/schematics : 8.1.3
@angular/cli : 8.1.3
@ionic/angular-toolkit : 2.0.0

Cordova:

Cordova CLI : 8.1.2 (cordova-lib@8.1.1)
Cordova Platforms : android 7.1.4
Cordova Plugins : cordova-plugin-ionic-keyboard 2.1.3, cordova-plugin-ionic-webview 4.1.1, (and 4 other plugins)

Utility:

cordova-res : 0.6.0
native-run : 0.2.8

System:

Android SDK Tools : 26.1.1 (/root/…/mnt/c/Users/armaa/AppData/Local/Android/Sdk)
NodeJS : v11.10.1 (/usr/local/bin/node)
npm : 6.8.0
OS : Linux 4.4