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Brother of Mundi Sawadjaan, 3 other Abu Sayyaf Group members slain in Sulu

June 13, 2021 Kuta Heneral Teodulfo Bautista- Al-Al Sawadjaan, Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) sub-leader Injam Yadah, alias Raup, and another ASG member yet to be identified were killed in a law enforcement operation turned shootout in Jolo, Sulu.

“This transpired around 2:00am of June 13, 2021, when the combined elements of troops under Joint Task Force – Sulu and the PNP were to serve a warrant of arrest for sub-leader Yadah. Our security forces were fired upon by the ASG terrorists as they were to enter the sub-leader’s residence in Brgy Alat, Jolo Sulu. We returned fire that resulted in the neutralization of four Abu Sayyafs,” said Joint Task Force (JTF) – Sulu and 11th Infantry Division Commander MGen William N Gonzales.

Recovered on the scene were M653 carbine rifle, caliber .45 pistol, improvised explosive device components and 15 mobile phones.

Accordingly, Yadah died on the spot with his follower identified as alis Raup and Al-al Sawadjaan – the youngest brother of infamous bomber Mundi sawadjaan. Per 35th Infantry Battalion Commander Ltc Wilfredo Borgonia, Yadah was previously involved in the kidnapping several Filipino and foreign nationals.

“Yadah played a key role in the kidnapping of five Indonesian nationals in Malaysian waters on January 2020, these are the kidnap victims rescued in Tawi-tawi earlier this year. He was also involved in Dr. Moreno kidnapping in Jolo, Filipino-American Rex Triplett kidnapping in Zamboanga del Norte that both happened last year and the Tulawie kidnappings wayback 2018,” Ltc Borgonia revealed in an interview.

Meanwhile, Al-Al Sawadjaan is known to have some knowledge in bomb making and have already pledged as a suicide bomber.

“We’ve long been on the hunt for Yadah, he has a reputation of being extremely violent – beheading captured innocent civilians and security forces alike. Finally, his hideous acts will now come to a full stop,” MGen Gonzales highlighted.

“All of our forces under JTF-Sulu are doubling our efforts to also catch Mundi Sawadjaan. His brothers are now dead and we are optimistic that he will also be neutralized. When that day comes, we can say that we have achieved total peace in the province. The local government and people here is alongside us in this endeavor,” the JTF-Sulu Commander added.

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