Philippines: More Abu Sayyaf leaders surrender amidst military pressure

By Noel Tarrazona
The deployment of 10,000 foot soldiers to pursue the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG’s) on the island provinces of Basilan and Sulu has tightened the noose around the militants. Recently, Philippines military confirmed that another Abu Sayyaf leader Commander Udon Hashim has surrendered.
It was reported that Hashim, along with two unnamed Abu Sayyaf fighters, voluntarily surrendered as they were tired of trying to fall away from the radar of pursuing soldiers.
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