Philippines: Airstrikes killed 15 IS -militants

Philippines, 15 militants, including a suspected Indonesian militant, linked to the Islamic State group have been killed in airstrikes, the military said today.

Military Chief of Staff General Eduardo Ano said the body of the suspected Indonesian militant, known by his nom de guerre Mohisen, was recovered by troops along with three dead Filipino followers of militant leader Isnilon Hapilon, who was seriously injured in the hilly outskirts of Butig town in Lanao del Sur province.

The military will ask Indonesian authorities for help in confirming the identity and background of Mohisen. Eleven other militants were reportedly killed, Ano said, citing intelligence, but added their bodies have not been
Found.

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