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Marawi: DNA test confirms death of Isnilon Hapilon, one of FBI’s most wanted terror suspects

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October 22, 2017 14:59:35

A still from an undated video shows Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon.
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Isnilon Hapilon was killed in a gun battle in a push by thousands of troops to retake the last pocket of Marawi. (AP: Philippines Military)

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

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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.

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Terror Suspect on US Most-Wanted List Slain in Philippines

MANILA—One of the U.S.’s most-wanted terrorists was among the last remaining leaders killed as Philippine forces near victory in a prolonged and bloody battle against Islamic State-linked militants occupying the southern city of Marawi, authorities said.

The bodies of Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute were recovered after the a military operation to retake the militants’ last stronghold early Monday, government spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a statement.

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Terror Suspect on FBI’s Most-Wanted List Slain in Philippines, Officials Say

MANILA—The last remaining leaders of an Islamic State-linked group occupying the southern Philippines city of Marawi were killed, authorities said, after a prolonged and bloody battle with government forces.

The bodies of Omar Maute and Isnilon Hapilon were recovered after a military operation to retake militants’ last stronghold early Monday morning, government spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a statement.

The…

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Jihadi Killer of Americans Added To FBI ‘Most Wanted Terror List’ While Happily Tweeting Away

Jihadi Killer of Americans Added To FBI ‘Most Wanted Terror List’ While Happily Tweeting Away

By: Anthony Kimery, Editor-in-Chief


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Since the criminal complaint was unsealed last week for a warrant for the arrest of Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al Tamimi, also known as “Khalti” and “Halati,” a Jordanian national in her mid-30s, charging her with conspiring in the suicide bombing outside the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem August 9, 2001 that killed 15 people — including two US nationals and wounding four other Americans among the approximately 122 others injured in the attack — she’s happily been tweeting away, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute( MEMRI), which closely monitors jihadi social media.

 

Meanwhile, the FBI also designated her as a

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