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2 Abu Sayyaf bandits surrender

TWO Abu Sayyaf bandits have surrendered to government authorities amid the continuous focused military operations against them in the province of Sulu, the military reported.

Brigadier General William Gonzales, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, identified the Abu Sayyaf surrenderers as Ahadin Hussein and Morasil Mujahirin.

Gonzales said the two Abu Sayyaf bandits voluntarily surrendered Friday, September 11, through the efforts of the Army’s Special Forces Battalion and 15th Civil-Military Operations Battalion.

Presently, Gonzales said the two are undergoing profiling at the 1102nd Infantry Brigade before integrating them back to the community.

The military continues its focused military operation against the Abu Sayyaf bandits, who are still holding captive five Indonesian fishermen who work for a Malaysian-owned fishing firm.

The Abu Sayyaf bandits seized the five Indonesian fishermen on January 16, this year, near Tambisan Island, Lahad Datu, Sabah and brought them to the province of Sulu.


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