The Philippine military has reported the destruction of Muammar Askali — leader of the local terrorist group “Abu Sayyaf”. This reports the South China Morning Post.
As explained by General Eduardo ANO, the remains Askali, who used the alias Abu Rami, identified. He was wanted by the authorities for the murder of hostages, which the terrorist personally beheaded.
During the operation, were also destroyed five militants.
On 27 February it was reported that members of the group “Abu Sayyaf” shot a German hostage, 70-year-old Jurgen K. the Militants demanded for kidnapped German citizen a ransom of 30 million pesos (about 570 thousand euros).
In captivity Islamists the man was from November 6, 2016. Then terrorists kidnapped him from his yacht off the coast of the Philippines. Wife of Juergen — 59-year-old Sabina M. — killed. A woman’s body with multiple gunshot wounds, police discovered on Board the vessel.
In April 2016 the terrorists behead canadian hostage John Ridsdale, who held them in captivity for several months.
Group “Abu Sayyaf” was founded in the early 1990-ies, with funding from Osama bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist organization “al-Qaeda” (banned in Russia).
“Abu Sayyaf” is known for extortion, kidnapping, bombings and brutal executions. It is considered one of the most dangerous in the region. Swore allegiance to the extremist “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia).