Member of terror group Islamic State arrested in southern Philippines

Colonel Manolo Samarita, 103rd Brigade Deputy Commander, confirms over radio station DXMS in Cotabato City that a suspect arrested for carnapping and attacks on army personnel last Wednesday, June 17 is a member of terror group ISIS.

The Filipino suspect, Junaid Kiram Undac, was arrested by government security forces in Marawi city.

Marawi City’s official name is Islamic City of Marawi. It is the capital city of Lanao del Sur in Mindanao.

Last September 2014, a flag of ISIS, Islamic State, was seen at a mosque in Marawi City. It was also reported that Muslim Filipinos in the area pledged allegiance to ISIS.

In November 2014, The ISIS Study Group said one Filipino is part of ISIS beheading team. “The recent IS execution video showing the beheadings of the Syrian pilots and Peter Kassig is extremely important due to the fact that a Filipino foreign fighter was involved in the execution of the pilots, and quite possibly was also involved in Kassig’s execution as well,” ISIS Study Group said.