The Philippine Defense Minister confirms the death of the two top leaders of the group that’s battled government troops in the city of Marawi for almost five months. One of the dead, is on the FBI’s most wanted terrorists list, with a $5 million reward for his death or capture. We have more from Neal Conan in today’s Pacific News Minute.
Philippine Army troops continue to squeeze the last few pockets of resistance in the southern city of Marawi and a rebel force once estimated at 800 is now reported – down to about forty. One of the problems holding up the troops, is the presence of hostages.
On Saturday, a raid designed to free a group of hostages