Philippines: It's So Embarrassing


November 6, 2005: Oops, the police admitted that they had not arrested Abu Sayyaf leader Radulan Sahiron, but another one armed man who looked like him. Having only one arm, Sahiron kind of stands out. So any one-armed men in the south, of the same age and general appearance of Sahiron, are likely to get tagged by people eager to pick up over $100,000 in reward offered for the capture of the terrorist leader.

November 5, 2005: In the south, police arrested Abu Sayyaf leader Radulan Sahiron, who is also wanted by the United States. Sahiron is considered the number two man in the Abu Sayyaf hierarchy.

November 4, 2005: Captured members of RSIM (Rajah Solaiman Islamic Movement) admitted that they were trying to work with Abu Sayyaf groups to make terror attacks on tourist facilities, in order to do maximum damage to the Filipino economy, and get maximum coverage in the international media. RSIM also had links to the Indonesian JI (Jemaah Islamiyah) and radical factions of the Filipino MILF.

In the south, the MILF dismantled a newly built camp, which they admitted was erected in violation of the peace agreement (which forbade new camps or recruiting).


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