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Top Abu Sayyaf leader captured in Tawi-Tawi

Monday, July 30, 2012

Top Abu Sayyaf leader captured in Tawi-Tawi

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  • Monday, 30 July 2012

Government forces have arrested a founding member of the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf Group blamed for some of the worst terror attacks in the region, security officials yesterday said.

Quoting reports from the field, Police Community Relations Group director Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz Jr. said Ammad Ustadz Hamad Idris was nabbed around 8:50 a.m. Saturday in the vicinity of Rachel’s Place Hotel in Barangay Lamion, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi province.

Cruz said Idris was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant for a string of kidnapping and serious illegal-detention cases.

Idris was captured by combined elements of the 84th Special Action Company, the Marine Battalion Landing Team-5, the Naval Intelligence and Security Group-Western Mindanao, the Tawi-Tawi police and the Regional Intelligence Unit-15..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/headlines/item/2231-top-abu-sayyaf-leader-captured-in-tawi-tawi

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