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3 Indonesians freed by Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

/ 08:59 PM October 02, 2016
Philippiine Army soldiers deployed to Sulu to pursue the Abu Sayyaf (INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO)

Philippiine Army soldiers deployed to Sulu to pursue the Abu Sayyaf (INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO)

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Three Indonesian nationals were freed by their Abu Sayyaf kidnappers on Saturday night.

Freed were Ferry Arifin, Dan Edi Suryono and Mohammad Mahbrur, all tugboat crew who were kidnapped on Simisa Island in Sulu on June 22.

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The Moro National Liberation Front turned over the victims to Sulu Governor Abdusakur “Totoh” Tan and to Brig. Gen. Arnel dela Vega of the Joint Task Force Sulu.

The victims were brought to Camp Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital for medical examination and debriefing before being turned over to proper authorities.

The military said the release of the victims was an offshoot of the ongoing military operations against the ASG, and with the assistance of the MNLF.  SFM

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