Philippine troops take down Abu Sayaf sub-commander
[Mindanao Examiner] Marines killed an Abu Sayyaf sub-commander in a clash Tuesday on the southern Philippine island of Pata off Sulu province, the Philippine military said.

Hapidz Abdurahman, alias Jihad, clashed with soldiers who were trying to capture him alive. The slain militant leader had a string of criminal cases filed against him, including murder.

This was confirmed by military spokesman Arnel dela Vega who said, “The Abu Sayyaf suffered another setback with the death of another sub-commander. I commend our ground forces for exhibiting the same conviction and diligence."

Abdurahman was buried by troops on the island. There was no report of military casualties in the fighting that lasted ten minutes. Soldiers also seized a boat and a rifle from the area, according to Dela Vega, who said the military operation against the pro-ISIS group was ongoing.
Posted by: ryuge 2019-04-24