'Destroy' Abu Sayyaf, Rodrigo Duterte tells police and armed forces after extremists behead hostage

The Filipino president issued the order after an 18-year-old hostage was beheaded by the jihadists.
By Romil Patel
Rodrigo Duterte has set his sights firmly on Abu Sayyaf after the jihadist group beheaded an 18-year-old hostage. In response, the president has ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to eliminate the terrorist organisation.
After he was made aware of the killing of Patrick Almodovar, Duterte said: “That’s why I’m sending the troops there and tell[ing] them to destroy them.” He added: “My orders to the police and to the armed forces against all enemies of the state, seek them out in their lairs, whatever, and destroy them.”
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Source: ibtimes.co.uk

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