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 million for Hapilon, who Washington blames for ransom kidnappings of several Americans, one of whom was beheaded in 2001 in southern Basilan province.
The siege has sparked fears that the Islamic State group may gain a foothold in Southeast Asia by influencing and providing funds to local militants as it suffers battle defeats in Syria and Iraq.
The United States and Australia have deployed surveillance aircraft to help Filipinos battling the Marawi attackers.
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Washington has backed efforts by the Philippines, a treaty ally, to combat terrorism for years.'This is yet another example of how the US is supporting our friend, partner and ally in the fight against terror,' Koscina said.
The Philippine military believes that Mahmud bin Ahmad, a top Malaysian militant and close associate of Hapilon, had also been killed in the Marawi clashes, although his body has yet to be recovered by troops.
Philippine military chief General Eduardo Ano (center) holds an image of Islamic militant leader Hapilon, next to Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana (right) showing an image of Maute, and Western Mindanao Commanding General Carlito Galvez (left) during a press conference at a military camp in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao DNA tests were also being done on the remains of other suspects who have been recovered by troops, Lorenzana said without elaborating.
Hapilon had been indicted in the District of Columbia for his alleged involvement in terrorist acts against US nationals and other foreigners.
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