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Army doubts Janjalani death in Maguindanao

The military said on Wednesday that it was still hunting for the leader of the Muslim Abu Say­yaf group, expressing doubts about reports that Khaddafy Janjalani was killed in air strikes in November. Last week, the United States added Janjalani to a group of militants whose finances are blocked, calling him a “despicable terrorist, responsible for the kidna­p­pings and beheadings of American civilians.” Besides Abu Sayyaf, soldiers are fighting several other Muslim rebel groups and a communist insurgency in rural areas. Lt. Colonel Pascual Buena­ventura, spokesman for the Army, said troops were looking for Janjalani in marshy regions of the southern island of Mindanao, where he was believed to be hiding. Full Story

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