MILF military chief dies of heart attack PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 May 2012 12:41

The highest military leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front  (MILF) died of heart attack Thursday night in Lanao del Sur.

Aleem Abdul Azis Mimbantas, MILF vice chair for military affairs, succumbed to heart attack at  about 11:50 p.m. Thursday in his house in Camp Palestine, Butig, Lanao del Sur, MILF vice chair for political affairs Ghadzali Jaafar said on Friday.

“We are sad of his untimely demise,” Jaafar added.

Mimbantas, a Muslim cleric, was named military chief in 2003 after Al Haj Murad, then vice chair for military affairs, was named MILF chieftain when founding Chairman Hashim Salamat died due to illness.

Mimbantas will be laid to rest at 3 p.m. Friday in Butig, Lanao del Sur.