Two are involved in the conflict with the Filipinos forces in southern Marawi island ISIS leading members killed, Defence Secretary of the country, said on Monday Delfin Lorenzan.
Their bodies were positively identified by the old hostage, Ano said. They were placed in an unknown place after Islamic rituals.
“There will only be a question of the day, so in the end it can be said that Marawi was fired from a terrorist gun,” he said.
More than 800 militants and 162 government security forces died in nearly 150 days of fighting and about 1,700 hostages saved, 20 of them on Monday said.
“The Populist Revolt against Elite Democracy the Rise of Duterter” The death of Hapilon and Maute is the withdrawal of militants linked to ISIS Marawi, according to Richard Heydarian, security analyst and author of new books are likely to speed up.
“The political and military leadership of the ISIS movement (in the Philippines) has neutralized,” Heydarian told CNN.
According to Ano, there are still 22 hostages and eight foreign fighters. Isnilon Hapilon in a photo issued by the FBI, which is seeking his capture.
How the fight started
The fight began on May 23, when the army launched Operation Hapilon in Mindanao’s goal in life, when Marawi.
It is believed that Hapilon has issued an urgent call to reinforce Maute’s group members, led by Omar and his brother Abdullah.
It is said that Abdullah was killed at the beginning of September, but the army did not confirm the death. Omar’s death has been recorded several times in the past but has never been confirmed.
Forced violence, more than 350,000 people on the run from the city and its surroundings, sought to explain shortly thereafter Rodrigo Duterta, the president of the war on the island.
The Philippine Congress issued a request by Duter in July to extend emergency measures by the end of the year, despite the question of the constitutionality of the movement.