Wanted Bomber Abu Omar Killed in a Military Air Strike in Maguindanao

One of the most wanted IS-inspired BIFF member Abu Omar also known as Salahudin was confirmed killed during a military airstrike in Maguindanao. The military announced that one of the bodies found in a military airstrike in Mt. Firis was that of a wanted bomber trained by slain Malaysian bomb expert Zulkifli bin Hir or Marwan.


The Philippine military confirmed that Abu Omar was among those recovered, hours after the military attacked the rebels' position with rockets and artillery fires.

According to Lt. Colonel Besana, Army's 6th Infantry Division (6ID) Civil Military Operations Chief, said that the slain BIFF fighters were among the more than 50 IS-inspired armed men who harassed the detachment of 65th Military Intelligence Company in Firis on Saturday night.

The firefight between the Philippine Armed Forces and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) lasted until Sunday morning. Lt. Besana noted that the place where the encounter happened at Mt. Firis is a sacred ground for Teduray lumads, who has been the "apple of the eye" of the BIFF who wanted to regain control of the mountain camp they previously occupied but lost to the military in 2005.

The encounter also left a soldier, PFC. Carl Anthony Dionaga, dead and his companion, PFC Harold John Dionisio wounded.

Lt. Besana, the spokesperson for the Army-led anti-terror Task Force Central, said that the government troops also recovered four rifles from slain rebels along with dozens of homemade improvised explosive devices following clearing operations.

Major Gen. Arnel Dela Vega, Philippine Army's 6ID commander, vowed to stop at all cost the proliferation of IS inspired armed men in Maguindanao.

Source: PNA

Wanted Bomber Abu Omar Killed in a Military Air Strike in Maguindanao Wanted Bomber Abu Omar Killed in a Military Air Strike in Maguindanao Reviewed by Phil Newsome on January 10, 2018 Rating: 5
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