Son of an Abu Sayyaf senior leader was reportedly killed during an airstrike mission conducted morning of Saturday, November 1. The Philippine Air Force conducted strikes using MG520 light attack helicopters which led to the killing of Uran Jawhari in Patikul.
Intelligence report added that approximately 150 bandits are supposedly conducting a celebration with the evidence of a slaughtered cow.
“As soon as we confirmed their presence in the area and got all the details needed, an air strike was launched early yesterday with our MG520 attack helicopters dropping high explosive ordnance munitions on the bandits’ locations at about 7 a.m.” commander of the Joint Task Group Sulu Col. Allan Arrojado said earlier.
“We will continue law enforcement operations. There is pressure to produce results,” Armed Force of the Philippines spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc said.
“We have been assured by the military and the police that we have sufficient forces to terminate these ill-intentioned groups,” President Aquino said after hearing the report that six troopers were killed by the ASG.
Aquino added that the main goal is to “arrest and bring to court all members of the Abu Sayyaf.”