Suspected ISIS leader arrested in Manila | Global News

Suspected ISIS leader arrested in Manila

/ 10:11 AM February 19, 2018

PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa (right, foreground) presents to media Egyptian Fehmi Lassqued (in orange), an alleged leader of the terrorist group ISIS. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Authorities arrested over the weekend a Tunisian and a Filipina allegedly linked to the Islamic State (ISIS).

Fehmi Lassqued was arrested in Malate, Manila, with his companion Anabel Moncera Salipada of Upi, Maguindanao, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa announced Monday.


The PNP chief said he was a negotiator and commander of the ISIS in Syria.

The arrest was conducted by the Regional Police Intelligence Operations Unit of National Capital Region Police Office and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Joint Special Operations Group.


Authorities found firearms, ammunition, explosives when they were arrested. /cbb

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