Intensive combat and intelligence operations launched by the military troops led to the rescue of the last captive of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu.
Indonesian captive Muhammad Farhan was rescued at Barangay Bato-Bato, Indanan, Sulu at 6:45 pm on January 15, 2020.
Troops on the ground received information from the locals of Farhan’s whereabouts that led to the successful rescue.
The rescued kidnap victim was brought to Kuta Heneral Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital for medical examination.
He was then airlifted to Camp Navarro General Hospital for further medical attention and custodial debriefing.
“We are very pleased with this remarkable accomplishment of our Joint Task Force Sulu,” said Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Western Mindanao Command.
“Our ground troops have succeeded in rescuing all remaining captives of the Abu Sayyaf Group. This proves that our sustained rescue efforts and security operations to run down and degrade ASG have been very effective. Hence, this breakthrough will be sustained to thwart kidnappings, dismantle the terror group to bring about peace and sustainable development in Sulu,” he added. WESTMINCOM.COM