Suspected Abu Sayyaf member linked to ISIS killed in Parañaque

An alleged member of the Abu Sayyaf who is believed to be connected to the international terrorist group ISIS was killed in a Parañaque City clash.

In an exclusive report of Bam Alegre in the Unang Balita this Friday, were supposed to issue an warrant against a Bensaudi Sali alias Benz, who was an alleged “combatant” of Abu Sayyaf.

Sali and his companion allegedly resisted and fought, so the were forced to shoot the suspects. Authorities said the suspects also threw a grenade.

Besides Sali, three of his companions were also killed by police. They were all declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

Meanwhile, one was wounded on the side of the police.

Several ISIS flags and weapons were recovered from the house of the suspected Abu Sayyaf member. Authorities are still investigating whether the suspects are related to ISIS.

The warrant was based on illegal possession of firearms case.

On Monday, a soldier was killed while nine other military forces were injured in an encounter with suspected members of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in Patikul, Sulu.

According to the initial information from the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom), the government troops from the 32nd Infantry Battalion clashed with a still unknown number of rebels in Sitio Tubig Bukayon, Barangay Pansul.

Joint Task Force Sulu chief Major General Corleto Vinluan said the military is conducting hot pursuit operations against the Abu Sayyaf, who was able to escape.

The number of casualties on the terrorists’ side was still undetermined, the military added.

WestMinCom commander Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana, meanwhile, assured the public that the government troops would protect communities against terrorism and lawless elements such as the Abu Sayyaf.

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6 Abu Sayyaf members in Sulu

Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) said Wednesday six members of terror group Abu Sayyaf surrendered to the military forces in Luuk, Sulu.

According to the military, the said Abu Sayyaf Group members served as coddlers, guide, and spotter of the local terror group. They also surrendered their weapons, including a grand rifle, a carbine rifle, three caliber .45 pistols, and one 38 revolver.

Colonel Ruben Candelario, commander of the 4th Marine Brigade, pledged to help the rebel returnees be reintroduced to the community and live a peaceful life with their families.