Hapilon still in Marawi City — Defense chief

July 3 2017 1:26 PM

Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon  is still in Marawi City and is hiding in one of the  mosques there,  Defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana  said on   Monday,  July 3.

Lorenzana said  this was based   on information that he received  from  officials  from  the war-torn  conflict.

This was contrary to  earlier reports  that  Hapilon had already fled the  city.

Despite this, Lorenzana  assured the public that the  government  troops  would not stop until they  catch  Hapilon, one of the  most wanted  terrorists in America.