January 17, 2007

BOY, ZAWAHIRI HAS THEM ON A ROLL NOW...:

Top al-Qaeda-linked militant killed (AP, 1/17/07)

A top al-Qaeda-linked militant accused of masterminding the kidnapping of three Americans who was long wanted by U.S. and Philippine authorities has been killed, the military said Wednesday.

Jainal Antel Sali Jr., popularly known as Abu Sulaiman -- a top leader of the Abu Sayyaf rebel group -- was fatally shot in a fierce gunbattle Tuesday in a clash with army special forces, military chief Gen. Hermogenes Esperon said.

Sulaiman is the highest-ranking Abu Sayyaf commander killed by U.S.-backed troops.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 17, 2007 6:47 PM
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