Abu Sayyaf commander Albader Parad was wanted for the abduction of three Red Cross workers on the island last year.The terrorist group has been quite active in the country's southern island archipelago and seeks to establish an independent Islamic state there. It's known to have ties with Jemaah Islamiah and al-Qaeda.
Gen Benjamin Dolorfino said his death was a "big blow" to the group.
Abu Sayyaf has been blamed for bombings, beheadings and kidnappings of Filipinos and foreigners. It has been accused of links with al-Qaeda.
"We have confirmed that one of the six bodies found belonged to Albader Parad as confirmed by independent civilian sources," said Gen Dolorfino.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Senior Abu Sayyaf Terrorist Killed In Philippines Raid
Score one for the Philippines. Actually, make that score six. A senior Abu Sayyaf terrorist and six other terrorists were killed in a raid on the southern island of Jolo.