18P

Suara

…..Philippine choppers, troops assault Abu Sayyaf

.Philippine military aircraft have fired rockets and dropped assault troops on a southern island where an Abu Sayyaf commander wanted by Washington has been sighted with his men.

Regional military spokesman Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang says troops received information about the presence of Khair Mundos, his deputy Puruji Indama and about 15 Abu Sayyaf fighters in a mangrove area on Sacol island near Zamboanga city.

The spokesman says the assault was launched early Thursday. He says it is not immediately clear if Mundos or his men have been killed or captured, and that the assault is continuing about nine hours after it started.

The Abu Sayyaf has 410 fighters. It has been blamed for deadly bomb attacks, kidnappings for ransom and beheadings.
.

10/03/2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: