Acting on a report received of the presence of a speedboat boarded by Abu Sayyaf Group members, troops of the 1102nd Brigade launched an air strike operation in the coastal area of Sulare Island, Parang, Sulu at 4:45pm on January 18, 2020.
Said operation resulted in the death of one ASG member and recovery of several war materiel.
Amid the conduct of clearing operation in the area, troops of the Joint Task Force Sulu recovered the cadaver of the slain Abu Sayyaf Group member.
Also recovered were one M16 rifle with fourteen short and one long magazines, two bandoleers with ammunition, one twin engine speedboat, four cellphones, four magazines of M14, and several gallons of fuel.
“ASG has no safe place here in Sulu especially now that the Tausugs are actively participating in our quest for peace in this area,” said Maj. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, JTF Sulu commander.
A coast guard vessel transported the cadaver and recovered speedboat to Jolo, Sulu. The cadaver was then brought to Camp Teodulfo Bautista Station Bautista for identification and forensic investigation.
“We relentlessly conduct military operations to crush and defeat the Abu Sayyaf Group in our area of operation,” WestMinCom chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said.
“We pray for the eternal repose of the slain ASG member and for the enlightenment of the remaining bandits,” added Lt. Gen. Sobejana.
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