Tag: Amin Baco
Younger brother of Amin’s father-in-law was among 10 Abu Sayyaf members killed in a clash with Philippine troops in Sulu.
The inclusion of Mahmud is puzzling because he was declared killed in the Marawi war last year.
They say he may be trying to avoid capture and help with militants’ morale and training in other areas.
State police chief Ramli Din says they have not received any report that stateless children born in Sabah had returned to the Philippines and fought in Marawi.
He is also said to be renewing efforts to create an IS alliance of militant groups in Mindanao.
An analyst lays down possible IS command structure in southern Philippines if Amin Baco is indeed the IS leader.
Esscom and other agencies such as the Special Branch will expose them to what they can and should do to assist the security authorities.
Esscom commander DCP Hazani Ghazali urges public to 'stick their noses in other people’s business' in safety and security matters.
Ligitan island, farthest Malaysian territory bordering Philippines, Indonesia, used by militant Amin Baco as entry point to Sabah, says EssCom chief.
He says resurgence of al-Qaeda and ungoverned southern Philippine territory provides opportunities for militant activities.
Analyst says Philippine military declining to name the two, perhaps to avoid embarrassment that Malaysian militant Amin escaped Marawi.
Radical volunteers from Malaysia, Indonesia and other Muslim countries are helping the new pact comprising pro-IS groups and communists, says Filipino expert.
A source says Muhammad Ilham Syahputra may have been recruited in Malaysia when he worked for an air cargo company.
This is in response to wanted militant Amin Baco’s re-entry into Sabah to pick up his son at his family home before taking him back to southern Philippines.
The group of 120 militants is believed to include Malaysians and Indonesians.
Former hostage says if Amin's teenage son is still alive and hiding in Basilan, chances are that the militant is there as well.
Ayob says police are prepared with the DNA sample of Mahmud obtained from the family to test the body once found.
Armed forces spokesman says it strongly believes that militants in Marawi are leaderless, contradicting statement by police chief that Amin Baco is new leader.
Warga Malaysia dan negara asing lain juga dipercayai terbunuh dalam serangan tentera hari ini.
Other Malaysians and foreigners are also believed to have been killed in the final military assault.
Amin yang dikatakan mengetuai saki baki militan di Marawi dikatakan sedang berunding dengan pihak tentera.
Amin who hails from Sabah and is said to be the leader of the remaining militants in the city, is in negotiation with the Philippine military to surrender.
Only 20 insurgents remained in a small area in Marawi City, including five “significant” figures, and three battalions of troops were closing in on their positions, said Lieutenant-General Carlito Galvez.