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Southeast Asia
Two more Abu Sayyaf rebels surrender in Basilan
[Rappler] As Philippine troops sustain their offensive against terrorists in the BaSulTa (Basilan/Sulu/Tawi-Tawi) area, two more Abu Sayyaf rebels laid down their arms in Basilan on Sunday afternoon.

Hasib Sarikin Mion and Hamdi Nor Bareo surrendered to the 74th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Macalang, Albarka, Basilan. Military spokesman Juvymax Uy said, "Mion is an Abu Sayyaf member under Furuji Indama and Bareo is listed under the AFP’s list as a member of the group of Nurhassan Jamiri."

The pair will undergo a custodial debriefing to be facilitated by troops in Barangay Cabangalan, Ungkaya Pukan, Basilan.

This brings a total of 172 Abu Sayyaf rebels surrendered to the Joint Task Forces in the area since last year. Of this, 77 yielded to the troops in Basilan, 60 in Sulu, 33 in Tawi-Tawi, and two in Zamboanga City.
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