The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) did a fine job killing three (3) alleged terror leaders in the Muslim controlled island of Sulu. Two of those killed were high ranking Jemaah Islamiya leaders.
AFP Chief Dellosa described the attack as a surgical bombing mission which lasted just a few seconds. Based on Dellosa's statement, the attack was made using sophisticated technology. Bombs were unleashed in a thickly forested area filled with camps where the suspects were allegedly staying. The attack was all so sudden. The terrorists were reportedly asleep when the air strike happened.
Twelve other members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) were also killed. About twenty plus more people who were in the camp when the strike happened escaped.
AFP identified the terrorist leaders as Zulkifli Bin Hir or Marwan, a Malaysian JI operative close to Omar Patek, with a US$ 5 million bounty over his head. Marwan was allegedly involved in the Bali bombing incident.
Dr. Abu or Umbra Jumdail was also killed. Jumdail was involved in several ASG-led kidnapping operations. While another operative, a Singaporean by the name of Abdullah Ali, was also killed.
No bodies were presented or photos which prove that these terrorists were indeed killed. What the AFP wants us to believe is that these people were positively identified by the PNP and several intelligence assets.
The question that I would like to ask is---where are the kidnap victims being held by the ASG? Were they recovered?
Unknown to the public, several foreigners have been kidnapped by the ASG these past few months, including a former Australian soldier.
If the AFP already killed these people, why is there no effort to recover their kidnap victims, who are still believed to be in the area?
Reports say that a Malaysian, a Japanese and an Indian are still being held hostage by the group. Where are these people?
A Dutch guy and a Swiss guy were also kidnapped in Tawi-Tawi. About five multinationals were kidnapped in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi by alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).
Don't tell me that the AFP undertook this propaganda blitz to hide their inefficiency of identifying the exact location of the kidnap victims and of launching a rescue operation.