Thursday, December 28, 2006

RP Soldiers Dig Body Of Top Terror Leader Killed In Jolo Island

MANILA (Mindanao Examienr / 27 Dec) - Philippine soldiers dug up a decomposing body believed to be that of a top terror leader linked to al-Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiya who was killed in fighting in the southern island of Jolo, officials said.

Officials said body of Khadaffy Janjalani, leader of the Abu Sayyaf group, was exhumed Wednesday from a shallow grave. A civilian informant led troops at the gravesite in the hinterlands of Kabontakas village in Patikul town, said Lt. Col. Bartolome Bacarro, a spokesman for the Armed Forces of the Philippine said.

"We cannot confirm whether it was really Janjalani or not, except for the words of the informant. We have ordered DNA testing to confirm if the body really belongs to Janjalani," he told the Mindanao Examiner.

Bacarro said U.S. and Philippine authorities were conducting the DNA test.
Janjalani was believed killed in September in clashes with soldiers.(Mindanao Examiner)

1 comment:

Zaighum said...

Holding my breath. It is great breakthrough for Mindanaons. Expect retaliations though like bombs or ambushes.