Philippines captures terrorist wanted for beheading soldiers
terrorist militant accused of beheading Philippine soldiers and other attacks was arrested on Tuesday after being surprised in his remote island hideout. Security forces captured Abdulpattah Ismael, a member of Abu Sayyaf, in a raid on a village on the southern island of Basilan, said regional police chief Superintendent Napoleon Estilles.
Estilles said, "He did not resist. He was taken by surprise. He did not expect this so he did not have time to react."
Ismael faces murder charges for his role in an ambush on Basilan in 2007 in which 14 Marines were killed, 10 of whom were beheaded, in one of the worst attacks by the Abu Sayyaf on the Philippine military.
Estilles said Ismael also was involved in a raid on a Basilan jail in 2009 that led to the escape of 31 inmates, including Muslim
terrorists militants, and the death of a guard.
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