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Filipino terror suspect likely with splinter group

Filipino terror suspect likely with splinter group

Filipino officials and the country's largest Muslim rebel group say a key terrorist suspect may have joined a renegade guerrilla commander who has vowed to carry on the battle for a separate Muslim homeland.
Moro Islamic Liberation Front spokesman Von Al Haq said Thursday that his group received information that Abdul Basit Usman has been seen with the forces of Ameril Umbra Kato in the southern Philippines.
Usman is wanted in the Philippines for his alleged role in deadly bombings. The U.S. added Usman to its list of most-wanted terrorists in 2008 and offered a $1 million reward for his killing or capture.
Kato recently split from the main Moro Islamic Liberation Front over its peace talks with Manila. The group no longer seeks a separate Muslim state.


Updated : 2021-03-03 04:39 GMT+08:00