4 top MNLF leaders spotted in Zambo siege PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 September 2013 15:37

With the military and rogue members of the Moro National Liberation Front in the second day of its stand-off, the military said they have spotted and identified four leaders of the group in Zamboanga City.

These men are Commander Ugong, Commander Ustadz Asamin Hussein, Commander Habier Malik and Commander Ismael Dasta.

Ugong is holed up in Barangay Talon-Talon with 30 MNLF fighters and 20 hostages, while Hussein is holed up at Sitio Salinas with 18 men.

Malik is in Barangay Sta. Barbara, believed to be with 80 to 90 MNLF fighters and 20 hostages.

His companion is with 30 fighters and 87 hostages.

Dasta is with 80 MNLF fighters and 36 hostages in Barangay Sta. Catalina.

And with the stand-off still ongoing, the Office of Civil Defense Region 9 announced that around 2,172 families or around 10,736 individuals were evacuated