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MNLF imposes news blackout on status of 3 kidnapped foreigners

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—For now, the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) is withholding any further information about the status of three kidnapped foreigners, who were earlier reported to already be in the MNLF custody.

This, after Emmanuel Fontanillas, spokesperson of the MNLF who was first to talk about the three foreigners in MNLF custody, said their founding chair Nur Misuari would be flying back to Jolo, Sulu, to see for himself what has been reported from the field.

“He will be looking at the report personally. Hopefully, this coming week he will be in Jolo to find out what really happened,” Fontanillas said

Last week, Fontanillas announced that the three foreign hostages were already in the custody of the MNLF forces and would be turned over to Misuari.

Misuari was in Cairo, Egypt, when Fontanillas made the announcement about the release of the hostages.  He said Misuari was supposed to formally announce the rescue of the foreigners on February 10, but three days after Misuari’s arrival from Cairo, the MNLF said that it was imposing a news blackout as the MNLF was still negotiating for the release of captives in Sulu.

The report on the supposed rescue of the three foreign hostages, who were not identified, first came out following days of clashes between MNLF forces and Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu.

At least 26 combatants from both sides had reportedly been killed but the MNLF suffered further humiliation when Abu sayyaf bandits beheaded eight of its forces.

The Abu Sayyaf in Sulu is still holding European bird watchers Dutchman Ewold Horn and Swiss national Lorenzo Vinceguerra; and Japanese treasure hunter Mamaito Katayama.

Another foreigner, Australian Richard Warren Rodwell, is also believed to be held by the Abu Sayyaf in Basilan.


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Tags: Abu Sayyaf , Acts of Terror , banditry , Crime , Emmanuel Fontanillas , Foreign Nationals , Global Nation , Kidnapping , kidnapping for ransom , Mindanao , Moro National Liberation Front , Nur Misuari , Philippines , Sulu

  • Phenoy

    What the heck is Misuari doing in Egypt? Seems like the only thing this guy does is travel…I wonder who is paying for his travel expenses?

    • generalproblem

      well he is a representative of ph to the oic no choice hehhee. anyway it is a good move for the mnlf to attack the abus and i believed the abus are the ones that are sorrounded by malaysian army in sabah.

    • avmphil

      The Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt is the creative organization begun in the early 50s, has anchored its branches all over the Muslim World including Malaysia. A Legitimate Corporation in the eyes of the Democratic world, and that’s were Nur Misuari gets his paycheck to travel. Surely he can’t fly in an Arabian Carpet !

  • avmphil

    I often wondered why the system still permits the use, the term: Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). Aren’t we supposed to have settled Misuari’s  ‘liberation’ from the Christian majority and even allowed the induction of hundreds of his rag-tag fighters into a regional armed force, legitimately? Either the acronym should be removed or Misuari is still harboring the creation of a united Moro-Sabah homeland. Perhaps, that must be the reasons behind his visits to radical dominated countries like Egypt. One can’t blame him, his Muslim Brother is ‘managing’that country.

  • Alexis_Ferro

    religion of peace strikes again!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UU2NARJJDGVQQQW7CUKNFAA2QM vincent

    nagpapogi points kasi si misuari at gustong tumakbo pagka gobernador. bakit ngayon lang nila inatake ang abu sayyaff? eh ang tagal na nilang alam na mga terorista ang mga ito. di ba? dapat noong una pa ay hindi nila pinahintulutan mag kidnap ang mga ito at mag tago sa mga premise ng kampo nila. hwag nating kalimutan nang si misuari ay nakulong dahil sa corruption ng gobernador ng ARMM  pinahintulutan nya si malik na manggulo.



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