Skip to comments.8 Marines [Philippine, NOT American Marines] killed in Abu Sayyaf ambush in Sulu
Posted on 09/21/2009 10:04:31 PM PDT by bushpilot1
Eight Marine soldiers were killed Monday afternoon in an ambush staged by Abu Sayyaf bandits in the southern Philippine province of Sulu, military officials said.
AFP public affairs office chief Lt. Col, Romeo Brawner Jr, said troops from the 4th Marine Battalion Landing Team were on their way to their base when they were waylaid by the Abu Sayyaf at Sitio Talatac in Bato-bato village around 1:30 p.m.
Lt. Col. Ariel Caculitan, head of the Marine Battalion Landing Team 4 (MBLT 4), said his men were able to return fire, resulting to the death of five bandits.
Five died on their side and scores were wounded," he said.
Brawner said the soldiers came from the Abu Sayyaf camp at Sitio Talibang in Barangay Buansa, Indanan town that the troops overran last Sunday.
They were on a convoy when they were ambushed. They came from the camp where they had a flag raising (ceremony)," said Brawner, adding that the attackers belonged to the group that they dislodged from the seized enemy camp.
This is the same group that the Marines attacked yesterday. They counter-attacked," he said.
The Abu Sayyaf is a loosely organized group of Islamic fundamentalists that has links with Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist network.
Why not, Obambi has all but surrendered...
I can’t figure this out .
Are these U.S. Marines ?
Or Phillipine Marines ?
Phillipine Marines from what I found,,,RIP...
zero can surrender but our collective kids are dying while he pretends he’s a man.....
It was announced today Obama is giving $73 million for clean, green, energy in the Muslim areas of the Southern Philippines.
Good grief...the first part of the article drives me nuts..Marines are Marines not soldiers! Not that there is anything wrong with soldiers but they are in the Army. Marines in the infantry are grunts..all
Now that I got that off my chest..it is so sad when we lose good Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy or Coast Guard personnel.
May they rest in peace, the peace they were fighting for others and for our nation’s protection.
The marines killed were in the Philippine military.
You are right.. I see BLT ( Bn Landing Team) and associated it with our Marines.
Please add Philippines info to headline. All lives are sacred (well almost all), but we freaked out thinking these were Americans.
The Abu Sayyaf is a loosely organized group of Islamic fundamentalists that has links with Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist network
Lets “Loosely” spread their guts around the Jungle....
Sorry for the losses of the Philippine Marines, we likely trained them.
Yes some parents are in a panic right now over this!!!!!!!!!!!
They also had links to Baathist Iraq [and Libya -see Qadaffi and his "charity" front groups ]
... [snip] ON MARCH 26, 2003, as war raged in Iraq, the State Department's Matthew Daley testified before Congress. Daley, the deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, told a subcommittee of the House International Relations Committee that he was worried about Abu Sayyaf.
"We're concerned that they have what I would call operational links to Iraqi intelligence services. And they're a danger, they're an enemy of the Philippines, they're an enemy of the United States, and we want very much to help the government in Manila deal with this challenge," Daley told the panel. Responding to a question, Daley elaborated. "There is good reason to believe that a member of the Abu Sayyaf Group who has been involved in terrorist activities was in direct contact with an IIS officer in the Iraqi Embassy in Manila. This individual was subsequently expelled from the Philippines for engaging in activities that were incompatible with his diplomatic status."
This individual was Hisham Hussein, the second secretary of the Iraqi Embassy in Manila. And Daley was right to be concerned.
Eighteen months before his testimony, a young Filipino man rode his Honda motorcycle up a dusty road to a shanty strip mall just outside Camp Enrile Malagutay in Zamboanga City, Philippines. The camp was host to American troops stationed in the south of the country to train with Filipino soldiers fighting terrorists. The man parked his bike and began to examine its gas tank. Seconds later, the tank exploded, sending nails in all directions and killing the rider almost instantly.
The blast damaged six nearby stores and ripped the front off of a café that doubled as a karaoke bar. The café was popular with American soldiers. And on this day, October 2, 2002, SFC Mark Wayne Jackson was killed there and a fellow soldier was severely wounded. Eyewitnesses almost immediately identified the bomber as an Abu Sayyaf terrorist.
Seventeen hours after the attack that took the life of SFC Jackson, the cell phone [that would later be used to set off a bomb in a Philippine Elementary School] was used to place a call to the second secretary of the Iraqi embassy in Manila, Hisham Hussein. It was not Hussein's only contact with Abu Sayyaf...
Seventeen hours after the attack that took the life of SFC Jackson, the cell phone [that would later be used to set off a bomb in a Philippine Elementary School] was used to place a call to the second secretary of the Iraqi embassy in Manila, Hisham Hussein. It was not Hussein's only contact with Abu Sayyaf.
An analysis of Iraqi embassy phone records by Philippine authorities showed that Hussein [second secretary of the Iraqi embassy in Manila, Hisham Hussein] had been in regular contact with Abu Sayyaf leaders both before and after the attack that killed SFC Jackson. Andrea Domingo, immigration commissioner for the Philippines, said Hussein ran an "established network" of terrorists in the country. Hussein had also met with members of the New People's Army, a Communist opposition group on the State Department's list of foreign terrorist groups, in his office at the embassy.
According to a Philippine government official, the Philippine National Police uncovered documents in a New People's Army compound that indicate the Iraqi embassy had provided funding for the group. Hisham Hussein and two other Iraqi embassy employees were ordered out of the Philippines on February 14, 2003....[/snip] ----- "Saddam's Philippines Terror Connection(Yes, Saddam financially supported terrorists)," Weekly Standard ^ | 03/18/2006 | tephen F. Hayes
Kill off ALL those radical Islamists— I don’t care if they like Obama or not.