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2 more Abu Sayyaf members lay down arms
2018-02-06
[RAPPLER] As military troops sustain their offensives and pressure faceless myrmidons in the BaSulTa (Basilan
...Basilan is a rugged, jungle-covered island in the southern Philippines. It is a known stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, bandidos, and maybe even orcs. Most people with any sense travel with armed escorts...
-Sulu-Tawi-Tawi) area, two more Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
members laid down their arms in Basilan on Sunday, February 4.

Hasib Sarikin Mion and Hamdi Nor Bareo surrendered to members of the 74th Infantry Battalion under Lieutenant Colonel Jonas Templo in Barangay Macalang, Albarka, Basilan at 2:00 pm on February 4.

"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," said Brigadier General Juvymax Uy, the commander of the Joint Task Force Basilan.

Mion and Bareo yielded their two US M1 Garand rifles to the troops.

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Southeast Asia
Two more Abu Sayyaf rebels surrender in Basilan
2018-02-06
[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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