By Francis T. Wakefield
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Spokesman Marine Colonel Edgard Arevalo said that they have yet to confirm information that a new Maute-Isis group leader has emerged already.
In an interview, Arevalo assured that whoever comes out as the new leader of the terror group, the AFP is hell bent on stopping them.
Reports said Owayda Benito Marohomsar alias “Huwam” and “Abu Dar” said to be the new Maute leader. It was learned that Marohomsar managed to escaped government forces who conducted an all-out assault of Marawi in efforts of liberating it from the hands of the terrorists.
Among the terror leaders killed in the military assault include Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon and Maute-Isis group co-founder Omar Maute.
“I cannot confirm that because I don’t have any information regarding that but whoever is going take over or attempting to take over we are set to defeat them,” Arevalo said.