. .

'Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan is Confirmed Dead' -MILF

Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan, the malaysian bomb expert who had a $6-million price on his head was killed in the police operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

Various sources said Murad Ebrahim, the chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), confirm Marwan's death in Cotabato City local radio interview.

Beside Ibrahim, Marwan’s wife, Joromee Dongon,also informed her relatives of her husband’s death hours after hearing about it from the terrorist’s men.

Photo via INQ
Dongon used to be the wife of Khadaffy Janjalani, leader of the militant group Abu Sayyaf who was killed by government security forces in Sulu province on Sept. 4, 2006.

So they had another thing in common: they loved the same woman.

Was the body buried in Tambako’s village really Marwan’s? .

A classified report submitted to the PAOCC headed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. said Marwan’s body was immediately buried not in Pidsandawan but in a nearby village controlled by one Ali Tambako of the Justice for Islamic Movement.

DNA Result will provide the answer

Two versions of the DNA extraction report were initially received, the first saying the commandos had beheaded Marwan, and the second, cut off his finger.

The Inquirer.net online report showed a picture of what they claim to be the body of Marwan in a hut with his possessions scattered around him

Supt. Raymond Train, the highest ranking officer on the SAF raiding team said that his men wanted to bring Marwan’s body as the group withdrew after killing the terrorist in a brief exchange of fire.
But the gunfire roused Marwan’s security and soon the commandos came under fire.

Who will get the $5-M bounty?

In a radio interview on Thursday, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin confirmed the $5 million bounty on suspected Malaysian bomb expert and Jemaah Islamiyah leader Zulkipli Bin Hir alias Abu Marwan's head will go to the informant.

“Ang makakakuha ng reward dyan 'yung informant.... Kahit 'yung mga intelligence operation kailangan ng informant,” Gazmin said.

On Sunday,January 25, 2015, the Philippine Government launched a massive operation to serve the warrant against Marwan in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. Aside from Marwan, the notorious Filipino bomber Abdul Basit Usman, who has a $1-million bounty on his head is also a target of the said operation but was able to escape during the encounter.

Almost 400 policemen conducted the operation but 44 were killed and 12 were injured in what government officials called a misencounter with members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Source : Philippines Daily Inquirer / GMA News