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Philippines kills two leaders of pro-IS militants in Marawi


Leaders of pro-IS militants Isnilon Hapilon (L) and Omarkhayam Maute (Photo: AP)


Hanoi (VNA) – The two last leaders of a pro-Islamic State (IS) militant group in the southern Philippines, including a top Asian terror suspect, have been killed, according to Philippine security sources.

The Philippines’ armed forces have killed Isnilon Hapilon, who is listed among the most-wanted terror suspects of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Omarkhayam Maute.

The fighting between the Philippine army and IS militants since May 23 has killed 822 rebels, 162 soldiers and 47 civilians.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked to extend martial law in entire Mindanao to the end of the year to crush rebels inspired by the IS militant group.-VNA

Nguồn: VietnamPlus

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