Philippine ops against Abu Sayyaf to go on

  • AseanPlus News
  • Wednesday, 18 May 2016

ZAMBOANGA CITY: The military continues to conduct “focused military operation” in Sulu despite the Abu Sayyaf’s threat to behead another foreign hostage.

According to Major Filemon Tan Jr, spokesman of the Western Minda­nao Command, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) does not recognise deadlines imposed by the kidnappers and law enforcement operations are not swayed by ultimatums from criminals.

“The deadline set by the Abu Sayyaf is its own deadline. The AFP will continue to conduct intensified focused military operations (FMO) based on the available information to immediately rescue the kidnap victims,” Tan said on Monday. — Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network

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