Isnilon Hapilon, Omar Maute Killed By The Military
Ringo | On 16, Oct 2017
Two important leaders of terrorist groups were killed by the military.
Colonel Edgard Arevalo, public information chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, said they received a report that Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute, one of the leaders of the ISIS-inspired Maute group that attacked Marawi City, were killed.
In an earlier report, the military said, it rescued people who were held hostage in Marawi City.
Arevalo said despite the news, the military is still continuing its operation, to end the crisis in Marawi.
“Meantime, our units in the frontline are continuing with their offensives to neutralize the remaining terrorists and rescue their hostages to end the crisis in Marawi,” Arevalo said.
LOOK | Bangkay ng ASG leader na si Isnilon Hapilon | via Kaye Imson
Napatay sina Hapilon at Maute Group leader na si Omar Maute sa operasyon ng militar ngayong umaga.
The Malacañang has yet to release a statement on the matter.
Earlier, the AFP announced that the Maute Brothers – Abdullah, Madi and Otto – were killed in the clashes.
Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command chief Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez said the fight is now only concentrated in a five-hectare area.