Philippines says "strong indications" Maute brothers dead

Philippines says 'strong indications' Maute brothers dead
A joint group of police and military forces stands guard while conducting a house to house search as part of clearing operations in different sections of Marawi city, Philippines

They are the leaders of the militant group that laid siege on the city.

By Reuters

Published: Sat 10 Jun 2017, 10:47 AM

Last updated: Sat 10 Jun 2017, 1:01 PM

The Philippines military said on Saturday it was validating reports that two brothers leading the Maute militant group were killed in the battle for control of the southern city of Marawi. 
"We are still awaiting confirmation," military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera told a news conference in Marawi City. "We are still validating those reports but there are strong indications."

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