5,000 soldiers deployed to pursue Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

Philippiine Army soldiers deployed to Sulu to pursue the Abu Sayyaf.

ZAMBOANGA CITY: At least 10 battalions or 5,000 government troops have been deployed to Sulu to go after the Abu Sayyaf group that beheaded two Canadian nationals in the last two months.

Maj. Filemon Tan Jr., spokesperson of the Western Mindanao Command, said all resources from land, sea and air have been made available for Sulu operations.

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