Posted by: JWP | 11/12/2009

Islamic rebels have not disclosed how they got Irish priest freed

Catholic News Agency

Mohager Iqbal, chairperson of the Maguindinao-based MILF peace panel did however say that members of his task force had spoken with relatives of the abductors and applied “moral pressure” but insisted that no violent tactics were used. He also stressed that no ransom was paid for Fr. Sinnott, though “hundreds of thousands of pesos were spent by the MILF in its efforts to recover Fr. Sinnott.” read more Now doesn’t this prove that they are in cahoots with each other whatever the case maybe. Be it kidnapping, bombings etc. …

Basilan Abductors location known

November 12, 2009, 7:16pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Police and military authorities in Basilan claimed they have pinpointed the location of the Abu Sayyaf Group bandits responsible in the kidnapping of three plywood factory workers in Maluso, Basilan last Tuesday.

Authorities said the area is now being highly considered for a rescue operation and to neutralize the group.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines has deployed elite forces to track down the Abu Sayyaf bandits and rescue the hostages, Navy spokesman Lt. Col. Edgard Arevalo said.

Arevalo said the elite forces are from the Marines and Army who are trained to carry out specialized missions. read more

Secret marshals to protect teachers 11/12/09  Sun Star

 

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