A very good news story about the German couple kidnapped last year off Palawan.
Good job Philippines
Abu Sayyaf sub-leader hurt in Sulu clash | Nation, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com
Another report says he was killed in the operation.
Philippine police and military personnel killed Abu Sayyaf leader Abdulhasan Yusop Sanajalun, aka Bullet, at 4 am on Sunday, November 8.
The firefight erupted as government
forces wanted to serve a warrant of arrest against Bullet in Campo Dos, Colonia, Lamitan City.
An undetermined number of gunmen fired at the joint team of military and police personnel.
This did not deter government
troops from trying to seize Bullet.
In the process, the encounter left 3 military personnel wounded.
Bullet has warrants of arrest for kidnapping and serious illegal detention, issued by a court in Zamboanga City.
He was involved in a series of killings of military and police personnel, retailers, and foreign nationals. His group was also engaged in extortion, as well as the kidnapping of 3 construction firm employees in Barangay Cadayan in the municipality of Akbar in January.
Note: Paper says the released Germans paid $250mm. That is an error. Another paper reads In October 2014, two Germans were freed after being held for six months in the southern Philippines
by Abu Sayyaf, which reportedly received 250 million pesos ($5.6 million) in exchange for their release. Locally here in Philippines, three figures are circulating and we cant be sure.