Sunday, February 21, 2010

Abu Sayyaf Terror Leader Albader Parad Killed

Via (h/t National Terror Alert) -

The military claimed a major victory in its war against the Abu Sayyaf Sunday when Marines assaulted the bandits’ lair and killed six of them, including a top leader with a $5-million bounty on his head.

“We have confirmed that one of the six bodies belonged to Albader Parad as confirmed by four independent civilian sources,” Lt. Gen. Ben Dolorfino, the Western Mindanao Command chief, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone.

One Marine was killed while three other soldiers were wounded in a fierce two-hour gun battle at Barangay Karawan in Maimbung, Sulu, the military said.

The US government had a bounty of $5 million on Parad’s head. The Philippine government’s bounty was P7 million.

“It’s a very significant gain in our campaign against terrorism because we all know that Albader Parad is one of their influential leaders,” Dolorfino said.

“This will have a very big demoralizing effect on the other members and shows that they cannot hide forever from the arms of the law,” he added.


Abu Sayyaf is on the United States Department of State's list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs).

The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), or Abu Sayyaf, is a radical Islamic terrorist group active in the Southern Philippines and Malaysia. Its stated goal is the creation of an independent Islamic state encompassing parts of Southern Thailand, the island of Borneo, the Sulu Archipelago, and Mindanao, areas where Moro Muslims, a minority ethnic group in the Philippines, make up the majority of the local population.

More information on ASG....

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