Friday, May 31, 2019

Ramadan Death Count: Philippines 31/05/19

(Manila) 59 year old Ewold Horn a Dutch birdwatcher who was taken hostage by the Islamist terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in 2012 was killed by his capture’s yesterday when he tried to escape during a firefight between the terrorist group and the Pilipino  army on the Island of Sulu.

Horn was kidnapped along with a Swiss man and a local guide in 2012 during a birdwatching trip to Sulu. The guide escaped while being transported to Jolo and the Swiss man escaped in 2014. Horn was the longest-held captive of Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist group which regularly engages in kidnapping of foreigners and Filipinos.
During the gunfight six terrorists were killed and 12 others wounded and eight soldiers were also wounded. Among those killed was "the second wife" of Abu Sayyaf commander Raddulan Sahiron, an internationally recognized terrorist.

Ramadan death toll stands at 938