Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Philippines Marines close the box on Abu Sayyaf

Since the kidnapping on January 15th of three workers for the International Committee of the Red Cross / Red Crescent (ICRC) by Abu Sayyaf terrorists, the Armed Forces of the Philippines have been in hot pursuit. But to pursue *anyone* on Jolo Island is no small task given the terrain and lack of accessibility.

Finally, it looks like the Philippines Marines have closed the box and the Abu Sayyaf forces are reduced to trying to break out rather than just keep running.

Here's hoping a rescue chance comes.

1 comment:

L.Douglas Garrett said...

Follow Up:

There is a report of Proof of Life but no rescue or release yet.