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Arroyo: Wanted Abu Sayyaf Leader Nabbed

MANILA, Philippines — Security forces on Saturday captured a Philippine Muslim extremist group’s leader, who also was wanted by the United States for attacks against Americans, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (search) announced.In a statement on government television, Arroyo congratulated police and soldiers for catching Radulan Sahiron (search), describing him as “a very notorious leader” of the Abu Sayyaf (search) militant group.The one-armed Sahiron, Abu Sayyaf chief of staff, was on a U.S. list of wanted terrorists. Authorities have linked him to several kidnappings, including the April 2000 abduction of 21 Western tourists and Asian workers from Malaysia.He was also wanted for the deaths of two Americans who had been kidnapped in 2001. Full Story

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