03 Feb '12, 12pm

Philippine military unable to verify if Singaporean terrorist among 3 killed

The Philippine military said on Friday it had not been able to obtain proof that it killed Singaporean Mohammad Ali, alias Muawiyah, one of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) leaders who had been hiding in the Philippines since the group killed 202 people in a series of bomb attacks on the Indonesian island of Bali in 2002, but insisted the Muawiyah, and the other two had died in a United States (US)-backed airstrike. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MANILA (AFP) - The Philippine military said on Friday it had not been able to obtain proof that it killed Singaporean Mohammad Ali, alias Muawiyah, one of the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) leaders who had been hiding in the Philippines since the group killed 202 people in a series of bomb attacks on the Indonesian island of Bali in 2002, but insisted the Muawiyah, and the other two had died in a United States (US)-backed airstrike. Troops were sent to the iso...

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