Abu Sayyaf splits hostages into groups to evade military ops

By Roel Pareño
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – The Abu Sayyaf militants have divided into groups its 27 captives to continuously evade relentless pursuit of government forces in Sulu, according to official.
Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., commander of Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said that the move of the Abu Sayyaf group could be a tactic to divide troops’ attention in rescuing the hostages.
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Source: http://www.philstar.com/

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