Skip to comments.Philippine Muslim rebels deny hand in jail break
Posted on 12/13/2009 10:47:23 PM PST by rdl6989
MANILA, Philippines Muslim rebels who have resumed peace talks with the Philippine government said Monday they were not behind a deadly jail break in the country's volatile south that freed 31 criminals and guerrillas, including militants accused of beheadings.
About 70 attackers used a sledgehammer and bolt cutters Sunday to punch a hole in the provincial Basilan jail and spring 31 people, including alleged hard-core members of the al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf group, officials said.
A guard and one of the attackers were killed as security forces dispatched helicopters to help track down the fleeing inmates, said Basilan Vice Gov. Al Rasheed Sakalahul.
Among those who escaped were five members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the main separatist group negotiating an autonomy for minority Muslims, and 12 from the smaller but more violent Abu Sayyaf, notorious for kidnappings, beheadings and bombings, said regional military commander Maj. Gen. Benjamin Dolorfino.
The fugitives included Dan Asnawi, a Moro rebel commander, and another guerrilla accused of beheading 10 marines during a 2007 clash between troops and a combined force of Abu Sayyaf and Moro rebels on Basilan Island, said marine spokesman Maj. Joel Lazo.
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They ain’t lying, it was the Amish again.
They didn’t have “a hand” in it, they had their whole bodies in it.
Thanks for the ping rdl6989.
Odds are Abu Sayyaf or MILF or both...time will tell.
I'd say that's a very safe bet.
And we believe them, too. ;’) Thanks rdl6989.