However, AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año stressed in a press briefing in Marawi, also on Tuesday, assured that just because the battle is near its end, it does not mean that there will be a "letup" in their operations.
"We have received a report from [Armed Forces of the Philippines] ground commanders in Marawi that the operation conducted by government forces to retake the last remaining Daesh-Maute stronghold in the city has resulted in the death of the last terrorist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute, and that their bodies have been recovered by our operating units", said Lorenzana.
The military's recent offensive led to the release of 17 hostages, according to Zia Alonto Adiong, spokesperson for the Marawi Crisis Management Committee. DNA tests will be carried out on the two bodies because of the reward offer from the U.S. and Philippine governments, Lorenzana said. "So, it's huge money", the defense chief said.
Hapilon is believed to have been involved in the 2001 kidnappings of three Americans, two of whom were later killed.
Ano added with Hapilon and Maute dead, the equation may change. He said "the Maute-IS have established very strong defensive positions", adding that the IS fighters were hiding in dugouts and basements of occupied buildings.
The rebel alliance in Marawi is comprised of fighters from the Maute group, Abu Sayyaf, and aided by foreigners from countries that include Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and some Middle East states.
The center of Ophelia "will pass to the south and southeast of the southeastern Azores by tonight", forecasters said. The Miami-based hurricane center says the British Isles, including Ireland, should be watching the storm's progress.
She said the government must show young people "that we're listening hard and we're a listening government". A further 100 million pounds will be committed for 33 new road projects in the north of England.
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The country's first high-speed Tejas Express boasting of Wi-Fi, LCD screens, and automatic doors, was flagged off on May 22. Ambulances were requisitioned and they were admitted to a local hospital and are under observation, IRCTC stated.
The baby, due in April, will be the couple's third - joining Prince George , four, and Princess Charlotte , two. Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their third child in April, a spokesperson has confirmed.
Mr Goldsmith died soon after the 1997 election, creating political space for Ukip after his Referendum Party was dissolved. Why is Ukip on its fourth leader in just over a year? It also used anti-Turkey slogans in its campaigns.
A detective in the Florida panhandle had an unusual call Wednesday, when she had to capture a 9-foot-long Anaconda . A police officer and a giant snake faced off in Leon County, Florida, and the officer walked away victorious.
More than 50 people have been confirmed dead and 200 injured in the shooting, making it the deadliest in USA history. It claimed an attack on a Philippine casino on June 2, 2017, where a gunman had killed 36 people.
The company will be overseeing pickup of packages from warehouses of third-party businesses who sell on Amazon Seller Central. Over the past two years, Amazon has been testing this service in India while slowly marketing it to US merchants.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Jacksonville Jaguars
He also saw a team-high 4 targets but was quiet most of the day as Blake Bortles attempted just 14 passes in the blow out win. While the Steelers did not play well in any facet of the game, their offense was notably poor on Sunday.
Arsenal boss Wenger: Alex Iwobi must score more goals
He added: "I knew that after the game at Liverpool everybody did write us off". 20 and they want to go up to 24. As expected Arsenal came away with their sixth home win of the season after beating Brighton 2-0 yesterday.
Google Announces Home Mini For A Smaller Home Assistant
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Nevada runs trick play to release OJ Simpson
He told officials that leading a group of men into a 2007 armed confrontation was an error in judgment he would not repeat. Keast said that no media was present at the time of Simpson's release and everything happened the way her team expected.