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Sixteen-year-old Filipino who helped soldiers capture one of the FBI’s most wanted terrorists in ISIS stronghold …

A rescued 16-year-old hostage helped Philippine soldiers hunt down one of the FBI’s most-wanted terror suspects and his accomplice during the final battle against the Islamic State in the southern city of Marawi.

Isnilon Hapilon, IS’s ’emir’ in Southeast Asia, and Omarkhayam Maute, another leader of the Marawi siege, were killed in gun battle on Monday in a push by troops to retake the last pocket of the city.

A teen hostage who had been rescued by troops provided the crucial information that allowed troops to locate Hapilon and Maute in one building in Marawi.

The US State Department has offered a reward of up to $5million for Hapilon, who Washington blames for ransom kidnappings of several Americans, one of whom was beheaded in 2001 in southern Basilan province.  

US Embassy spokeswoman Molly Koscina said that DNA tests<p data-recalc-dims=Read More at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5005569/Philippine-military-receive-5MILLION-reward-US.html

DNA test confirms death of top Filipino terror suspect, one of FBI’s most wanted

MANILA, Philippines — DNA tests have confirmed the death of one of the FBI’s most-wanted terror suspects, who the Philippine military reported was killed in a final battle to quell an Islamic State group-linked siege in southern Marawi city, U.S. and Philippine officials said Saturday.

U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Molly Koscina told The Associated Press that DNA tests done in Virginia at the request of the Philippine military confirmed the death of Isnilon Hapilon. Washington has backed efforts by the Philippines, a treaty ally, to combat terrorism for years.

“This is yet another example of how the U.S. is supporting our friend, partner and ally in the fight against terror,” Koscina said.

Hapilon and Omarkhayam Maute, another leader of the Marawi siege, were killed in a gunbattle Monday in a push by thousands of troops to retake the last pocket of the Islamic city held by the militants, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said.

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US: DNA test confirms top Filipino terror suspect is dead | Fox News

DNA tests have confirmed the killing of one of the FBI’s most-wanted terror suspects, who the Philippine military reported was killed by Filipino troops in a final battle to quell an Islamic State group-linked siege in southern Marawi city, U.S. and Philippine officials said Saturday.

Read More at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/21/us-dna-test-confirms-top-filipino-terror-suspect-is-dead.html