PANOORIN: Father Teresito SoganubFATHER HUMINGI NG TULONG KAY PRES DUTERTE”Mr President, we are in the midst of this war. We are asking your help to please give what your enemies are asking for. They simply are not asking for anything – just to withdraw your forces away from Lanao del Sur and Marawi City, and to stop the air strikes, your air attacks, and to stop the cannons,”
Posted by isoytv on Dienstag, 30. Mai 2017
Maute terrorists launched a video as we speak (Tuesday, May 30) displaying kidnapped priest Father Teresito Soganub relaying his captors’ demand that authorities forces withdraw from Marawi City.
In the five-minute clip that has been shared to Facebook, the priest says he is only one of “about 240” civilians being held as “prisoners of war” by the jihadis.
“Mr President, we’re within the midst of this conflict. We are asking your assist to please give what your enemies are asking for.
“They simply are not asking for anything – just to withdraw your forces away from Lanao del Sur and Marawi City, and to stop the air strikes, your air attacks, and to stop the cannons,” Fr. Soganub stated.
It just isn’t identified what stage of strain was positioned on the priest to make the assertion, nor precisely when it was filmed. However, his assertion that the realm had been a “victim of heavy gunfire for seven days” suggests it is vitally current.
Clashes between authorities forces and terrorists erupted final Tuesday (May 23) after a failed raid to seize the regional chief, or ‘emir’, of the Islamic State (IS) who was being harboured by the Maute terror group within the metropolis.
Isnilon Hapilon, who can be a pacesetter of Abu Sayyaf and has a $5 million FBI bounty on his head, stays at massive.
Intelligence suggests he was working to unite the assorted islamist forces of the Philippines underneath the black flag of IS. The chaos that ensued after the raid, and the presence of international jihadists within the metropolis, suggests he could have made some progress to this finish.
Fr. Soganub and as much as 14 members of his congregation had been taken hostage simply hours after the raid. The whereabouts and welfare of the hostages are unknown. Other hostages, based on the video, embrace lecturers, church employees, youngsters and youths.
In the video, Soganub continued: “We are victims. Do not be completely happy, Mr President, that we’re the collateral harm of conflict.
“Do not use violence, as a result of your enemies, they’re able to die for his or her faith. They are able to die that their legal guidelines will probably be adopted.
“Mr President, you might be from Mindanao. You know the battle in Mindanao. You know the issue in Mindanao.
“I hope, Mr President, you understand them. I am also saying these things, Mr President, because you know the history.”
At the tip of the video, the digicam pans across the surrounding space to indicate the extent of destruction within the metropolis.
The chaos in Marawi prompted the president to declare martial legislation all through the island of Mindanao, which is residence to greater than 20 million individuals. He has additionally stated he could prolong navy rule to your complete nation if violence spreads.
An military spokesman stated yesterday that that they had “complete control” over town, but additionally admitted that terrorists had been nonetheless at massive and sustaining pockets of resistance.
Today, in an additional signal that the disaster is way from over, police chief Ronald dela Rosa confirmed that terrorists had captured a particular forces tank.