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Atyani safe, spotted in Abu lairs

Friday, June 22, 2012

Atyani safe, spotted in Abu lairs

Jordanian broadcast journalist Baker Abdullah Atyani and his two Filipino crew men have been freely moving from one Abu Sayyaf camp to another, clearly indicating that they are not being held as captives by the terrorist group.

A military source, citing continuing monitoring of the alleged kidnapping case, yesterday said the three have been in four areas known to be strongholds of the terrorist Abu Sayyaf group, apparently to do their job as journalists. “There are no signs that the three were kidnapped. They are able to do their job as journalists,” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Atyani and his two Filipino cameramen were reported missing last June 12 when they failed to return to their hotel in Jolo. During that day, Atyani’s group was supposed to meet with Yasser Igasan, the spiritual leader of the Abu Sayyaf group.

The hotel management immediately reported the failure of the three to return to the hotel, prompting reports they were kidnapped..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/headlines/item/576-atyani-safe-spotted-in-abu-lairs

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