Manila. An alleged Islamic State (IS) leader from Southeast Asia was killed in a gunfight with Philippine soldiers and police in the southern region of the Philippines. The army gave this information on Wednesday. The military said the commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Command, Lieutenant General Roy Gallido, identified the extremist as Fahruddin Benito Hadji Satar, also known as Abu Zakaria, the alleged leader of IS in Southeast Asia. Is.
Gallido said a team of army and police killed IS leader Satar during a raid in Marawi city in Lanao del Sur province at about 1:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday. Apart from this, Satar’s aide was also killed in this encounter. Command spokesman Major Andrew Linao said that Sattar, the leader of the terrorist organization, resisted his arrest and fought with the army and police team.
The troops recovered two M16 assault rifles, two grenades and one M60 mm mortar from Sattar’s hideout. According to the army, Satar was among the opponents in 2017 by leading the siege of Marawi city. From May to October 2017, militant organizations pledging support to IS held the city of Marawi on the shores of the lake. Five months of fierce fighting resulted in the deaths of over 1,200 people, including 168 soldiers and police officers and 47 civilians. During the siege, thousands of residents were displaced and the city was reduced to rubble.
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