Death toll in Philippine assault on militants rises to 26

May 02, 2014
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ZAMBOANGA, Philippines – The military said Thursday (May 1st) the death toll from an assault against Abu Sayyaf militants had risen to 26, with one marine among the dead, AFP reported.

The latest fatalities on Jolo bring to 33 the total number of Abu Sayyaf fighters killed in a month of operations.

Captain Rowena Muyuela, military spokeswoman, said residents reported additional casualties following clashes that started Monday. Dozens of militants and troops were also wounded.

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