Posted by: JWP | 10/21/2009

MILF deploys units for Sinnott rescue but AFP warns of misencounters

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front said Tuesday it has deployed hundreds of its forces to help rescue kidnapped Irish priest Michael Sinnott in the Lanao provinces, but the Armed Forces warned this may only result in misencounters with government troops positioned in the area.

MILF spokesman Eid Kabalu said the secessionist movement made the deployment to dispel earlier reports that the MILF was involved in the Oct. 11 kidnapping of the 79-year-old Columban priest in Pagadian City. MORE

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