Philippine troops in deadly ambush

Suspected Abu Sayyaf fighters kill nine and injure two on volatile Jolo island.

    The soldiers were ambused on their
    way to the market to buy food
    The military said the ambush happened at about 7:30am [23:30 GMT] on the southern island of Jolo near Maimbung town.
     
    Al Jazeera Exclusive

    Philippines on the brink

    Regional military commander Major-General Eugenio Cedo ordered troops to pursue the attackers on Jolo, where US-backed forces have been hunting remnants of the Abu Sayyaf, which the US calls a terrorist organisation.
     
    Helicopters flew to the scene of the fighting to ferry troops and bring back the wounded.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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