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MILF leader with Abu Sayyaf Links, Cohort Captured

A ranking leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), who was also an alleged supporter of the Abu Sayyaf terror group, and a cohort were captured at a military checkpoint in Barangay Talon-Talon here on Wednesday, the authorities said Thursday. Maj. Gen. Trifonio Salazar, commander of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, identified the suspects as Usman Lidjal, purported head of the MILF’s 3rd Base Brigade who had a 450,000-peso price on his head, and Alimuddin Adala, alias Uttuh. Other reports said another accomplice was able to escape. Armed Forces of the Philippines Public Information Office chief Lt. Col. Daniel Lucero said Lidjal was believed to have provided safe haven and support in the form of guns, ammunition and food to Abu Sayyaf guerrillas who had kidnapped 17 Filipinos and three Americans from the Dos Palmas resort in Palawan in May 2001. Full Story

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