Troops go after ASG sub leader Yaddah PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 July 2017 11:31

A soldier and three members of the Abu Sayyaf were killed after military troops battled the bandits under Sub leader Almujer Yaddah, the group reportedly responsible for beheading a fishing vessel captain last April.

Fifteen other soldiers were injured in the hour long firefight that was launched to rescue kidnap victims under the custody of Yaddah’s group.

Westen Mindaoao Command Spokesperson Capt Jo-Ann Petinglay said that members of the 21st Infantry Battalion headed by Maj Christopher Genzola engaged Yaddah’s group in a firefight last Saturday at the boundary of Barangays Danag and Buhanginan in Patikul.

Troops were able to recover one unidentified dead body from the encounter site while two bodies were reportedly seen being dragged by the Abu Sayyaf.

The encounter happened after two kidnap victims, Reyjim Rocabo and Roel Leones, were able to pinpoint the location of Yaddah’s group in Patikul.

Rocabo and Leones were recovered on board a motorcycle last Friday by the military.

A military report said that the vessel captain, Noel Besconde, was beheaded by Yaddah’s group.

Around six to seven kidnap victims are reportedly in the custody of Yaddah’s group, according to the military report.