Philippines soldiers have killed nine militants in the most recent clashes in Marawi city which had been overran by the Daesh. The commander of the Joint Taskforce confirmed that the soldiers killed at least nine terrorists among them Ibrahim Maute alias Abu Jamil, a cousin of the Maute brothers who led the attack on the city.
The attack comes several weeks after the Philippines soldiers announced the departure from Marawi after over five months of war in the city that caused over 1000 deaths. The clashes in the last five months have resulted in the deaths of the chief commanders of the Daesh in South East Asia including Amin Baco and Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon.
The Maute ISIS has been linked to a series of attacks in the southern part of the Philippines, but corresponding reports indicate that the group has been trampled and has since been left leaderless and without direction resulting in what is being termed as the collapse of ISIS in the South East Asian country.