OMAR MAUTE, ISNILON HAPILON KILLED IN MARAWI
Almost 5 months after, the battle is nearing its end.
Martial Law administrator and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed Omar Maute and Isnilon Hapilon were killed in Action.
According to Lorenzana, Maute and Hapilon were killed in ground operations early morning, Monday, October 16.
He added this big development will be helpful in eradicating the presence of ISIS in Southeast Asia.
Hapilon is the reported emir of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia while Maute is one of the brothers who led the siege in Marawi City on May 23.
Prior to the confirmation, reports and photos of the two main leaders of the terror group surfaced.
Lorenzana said a hostage served as the key in confirming the presence of Maute and Hapilon in a building.
The defense chief bared he was about to go to Marawi with President Rodrigo Duterte but was prevented by ground commanders as they were to conduct operations against the two terrorist leaders.
After the operations, the remains of the 2 will be subjected to DNA testing.
However, with the good news, the military rule has yet to be lifted.
Once the besieged city is totally liberated by the troops, the rehabilitation will soon be launched by the government.