February 2nd, 2012
07:47 AM ET

Philippine military: Airstrikes kill top terrorists, including one on FBI list

The Philippine military said it killed a man who is on the FBI most-wanted terror list and two other senior militants Thursday in a predawn airstrike on a remote southern island.

About 15 militants died in the early morning airstrike on the island province of Sulu, part of the autonomous region in Muslim Mindanao, according to a spokesman for the Philippines armed forces.

The dead included two senior figures in Jemaah Islamiyah and members of the militant group Abu Sayyaf, said Col. Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos, the spokesman.

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  1. raven

    Somebody killed Sulu???

    February 2, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mr. Spock


      February 2, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      The full story link states that "Mohammed Ali" was also killed. Cool.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      How’s e.l.t.?

      February 2, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. AMERICA 1st

    Nah, nobody killed sulu! Whoever would try to would get aids!

    February 2, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy ©


      February 2, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO ©

    Good news. Well done. Hi raven.

    February 2, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Jj

    Wow! Another nation is is actually successful with taking these bad guys out?! Bravo!!!

    February 2, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. raven

    Hi BOMBO! How you doin? And I agree...Abu Sayyaf is bad news. I have a friend who travels quite a lot for business.When she was in the Philippines they actually gave her a pamphlet on which places to avoid, the tactics AS uses to kidnap etc.Her trip was uneventful but she didn't go out a lot.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • BOMBO ©

      I've got in-laws in the general area (Zamboanga del Norte). I noticed last time we went that the Canadian government had a travel advisory for the area, but we had no trouble. The terrorism tended to be further south.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tyrant

    Wow sweet. I wonder if they used one of our weapons? To help drive home the message

    February 2, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. raven

    Lol, Mr. Spock, I really DID lol at your post.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. raven

    Jinx, m.s.! Said exactly that to you on another thread! I'm just ducky.( does anyone even SAY ducky any more?) Well, thats just what I am: ducky. And I hope youre ducky too!

    February 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ernie

      Rubber ducky, you're the one
      You make bath time lots of fun
      Rubber ducky I'm awfully fond of you

      February 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      I say ducky *all the time!*
      Ask bobcat…

      February 2, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ernie

      My ducky saw his shadow in the bathtub. Then he crawled into his den and went to sleep.

      February 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bert

    Hey, thats MY ducky, give it back.

    February 2, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. fernace

    Hey do y'all remember Ducky (aka Jon Cryer) in Pretty In Pink? He was so cute & funny in that movie! Ernie, I think you're playing w/something other than a rubber ducky in your tub!! PS. THANKS Phillipine authorities, job well done & keep it up!!

    February 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy ©

      It makes bathtime lots of fun…

      February 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      remembering jon cryer? i like fun bathtimes..

      February 2, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      No, the rubber ducky, lee!

      February 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |

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