Friday, June 22, 2012

Abu Sayyaf sub-leader arrested in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Combined police and military forces have arrested on Thursday an Abu Sayyaf sub-leader in this city, the police said.

Alawie Pasihul alias Ustadz Alawie Jaji and Ustadz Usman was arrested around 3:10 p.m. along Rizal Street, Barangay Zone IV in downtown Zamboanga City, according to the police. 

Pasihul is facing charges for kidnapping and serious illegal detention for his alleged involved in the March 20, 2000 kidnapping of 54 people, mostly school children, teachers and a Claretian priest in Tumahubong, Sumisip, Basilan province, the police said.

The police disclosed that Pasihul, who holds the rank of Brigadier General, is a member of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Special Forces Command and was involved in the November 2002 Cabatangan siege in Zamboanga City.

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