A Filipino soldier kidnapped final week by Abu Sayyaf terrorists was discovered beheaded in Sulu shortly after three members of the Islamic State-linked group had been killed in a conflict on Bohol.
The head and physique of Sergeant Anni Siraji of the Army’s 32nd Infantry Battalion was discovered in Patikul city, Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Joint Task Force Sulu, mentioned.
Sobejana mentioned Siraji was in all probability kidnapped and executed due to his involvement in peace initiatives in Sulu.
“He is involved in peace efforts. He is not actually a combatant. We are using him to engage stakeholders because he is a Tausog (like most Abu Sayyaf militants),” he informed Reuters as we speak.
Earlier yesterday, authorities troops had killed three extra Abu Sayyaf militants on the island of Bohol the place they had been hiding after a failed try and kidnap vacationers.
The army was pursuing two or three extra militants nonetheless at giant, a whole bunch of miles from their standard strongholds in the south of the nation.
“We have reports indicating that they were also wounded and running out of supplies,” Colonel Edgard Arevalo, chief of the army’s public affairs workplace, mentioned.
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