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State witness bares MNLF, MILF links with Abu Sayyaf

The Abu Sayyaf connived with members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Moro National Liberation Front to plant bombs, kidnap people and commit murder, The Manila Times learned from Roland Ullah, a witness to the Sipadan hostage crisis, and former Abu Sayyaf member-turned state witness Omar Pael. Ullah told The Times in an exclusive interview that he discovered many conspiracies between the three groups while he was a hostage of the Abu Sayyaf for three years. He said the three organizations tap their fighters as mercenaries and even combine forces occasionally to attack government troops. They cooperate getting their fighters trained under a suspected Jemaah Islamiyah militant, Abu Saki, alias “Jackie.” Full Story

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