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In-law of Abu Sayyaf founder captured in Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—An alleged brother-in-law of Abu Sayyaf founder Abdurajak Janjalani was captured by members of Task Force Basilan during an operation around 5:30 a.m. Friday.

Task Force Basilan commander Colonel Alexander Macario said Jal Idris, also known as Jahari Idris and himself a hard-core member of the Abu Sayyaf, was arrested in Barangay Tandu Ahas in Lamitan City.

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Macario said the operation against Idris was launched by the Task Force Basilan after confirming his presence in the village.

Macario said Idris’ arrest was backed by a warrant issued a local court.

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“He is undergoing interrogation,” Macario said.

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TAGS: Abdurajak Janjalani, abu sayyaf, Act of terror, Basilan, Jal Idris, Terrorism
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