Armed men raze Marwan's hut in Maguindanao
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Armed men razed 3 houses, including a hut where the high-value target of a Special Action Force operation in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao was neutralized, on Tuesday evening, February 24.
A source told Rappler that one of the houses that was torched was the hut where Malaysian bomber Zulkifli Bin Hir alias Marwan was reportedly neutralized in the village of Pidsandawan.
Reports said that bomb expert Abdul Basit Usman also stayed in one of the huts and fought the striking unit of the 84th Seaborne Special Action Company using the house as his cover.
In earlier reports, several belongings were still left in the house including some objects that were seen in the picture of the alleged dead body of Marwan.
It is still, however, not clear who perpetrated the incident and what their motives are.
Abu Misry Mama, spokesman of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, denied knowledge about the incident explaining that there were no reports coming from the ground.
Local authorities are still trying to penetrate the area to verify the incident as of posting. – Rappler.com
In these changing times, courage and clarity become even more important.
Take discussions to the next level with Rappler PLUS — your platform for deeper insights, closer collaboration, and meaningful action.
Sign up today and access exclusive content, events, and workshops curated especially for those who crave clarity and collaboration in an intelligent, action-oriented community.
As a bonus, we’re also giving a free 1-year Booky Prime membership for the next 200 subscribers.
You can also support Rappler without a PLUS membership. Help us stay free and independent by making a donation: https://www.rappler.com/crowdfunding. Every contribution counts.