Marawi siege: Philippine army kills two pro-ISIL commanders

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Two top Philippine commanders of an armed alliance that have declared loyalty to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), have been killed, according to authorities, in a major blow to an ongoing armed rebellion in the country's south.

Isnilon Hapilon, the top commander of the Abu Sayyaf Group and Omarkhayam Maute of the Maute Group, as well as seven of their fighters, were killed on Monday, after military forces launched a major operation in the besieged city of Marawi, General Eduardo Ano, the top military commander, said in a press conference.

Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Marawi.

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