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Marines rescue Malaysian after clash with Abu Sayyaf

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MARINES rescued a Malaysian, believed to have been abducted, after a furious firefight with Abu Sayyaf militants in Sulu on Thursday afternoon.

Armed Forces Western Command spokesperson Lt. Col. Gerry Besama said Malaysian Jari Abdullah, 34, was in critical condition when he was found by the Marine Battalion Landing Team 3 at around 4:25 pm the other day.

Besama said the Marines have engaged the Abu Sayyaf militants led by a certain Najir Arik in a 15-minute firefight in Simusa Island, Barangay Bahkaan, Banguingui, Sulu province.

“The kidnapped victim tried to escape from his captors during the firefight but was shot by the ASG,” Besama said.

Besama said the Marines found Abdullah 10 meters from the path where the militants withdrew after the firefight.

He said a Huey helicopter airlifted Abdullah at 7pm Thursday night to Kuta Heneral Teodulfo Bautista for medical treatment.

“It seems that the victim is in a very critical medical condition. Masama ang tama,” Besama said.

Abu Sayyaf militants kidnapped Abdullah and two other fishermen identified as Hari Ardiansya, 19; and Hariadin, 45, from Pegasus Reef, Kinabatangan in Borneo last Dec. 6.

Malaysian police said their abductors brought the victims to Sulu but have not demanded any ransom.


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