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JI bombers sighted with Abu Sayyaf in Sulu clashes–Esperon

Two bomb experts of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terror network were reportedly sighted with Abu Sayyaf fighters during three gun battles with military forces in Sulu last week, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff General Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said Monday. Esperon said troops were verifying reports that Dulmatin and Umar Patek, accused of masterminding the 2002 Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people, were with the Abu Sayyaf in encounters in Indanan town on August 7, Parang town on August 8, and again in Indanan on August 9. Full Story

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