Military rescues Vietnamese from Abu Sayyaf in Basilan

/ 12:37 PM August 21, 2017

A Vietnamese captive of the Abu Sayyaf was rescued by the military in Basilan, the military said Monday.


Do Trung Huiqe, a crew member of MV Royal 16, was rescued by combined Navy forces after carrying out an intelligence operation in Mataja Island on Sunday, a report from the Naval Forces Western Mindanao said.

“The intensified military offensives caused the Abu Sayyaf Group to flee, and opened a chance for rescue operations,” the report said.


The Vietnamese was abducted last Nov. 11, 2016, off Coco Island in Basilan.

He was brought to a military hospital to undergo medical checkup and debriefing prior before being turned over to authorities, the report said. CBB

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