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Philippines: Terrorists Trained Muslim Rebels, Says Intelligence Official

A Filipino intelligence official has said that al-Qaeda affiliated Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) militants trained four local Muslim rebel commanders to carry out a series of bomb attacks in the southern Philippines. Army Captain Carlos Sol told Adnkronos International (AKI) that the four rebels, Manap Medtang, Abdul Nasser, Jabidi Abdul and Basit Usman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)’s 105th Base Command in Maguindanao, about 590 kilometres south of Manila, were trained by JI bomb experts, Dulmatin and Omar Patek, on bomb-making in the mountains of Lanao del Sur. Full Story

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