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http://wikileaks.org/cable/2006/10/06MANILA4260.html#

Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
06MANILA4260 2006-10-06 08:49 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Manila
VZCZCXRO1877
OO RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM
DE RUEHML #4260 2790849
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 060849Z OCT 06
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3334
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS IMMEDIATE
RHHMUNA/CDRUSPACOM HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC//OSD/ISA/AP// IMMEDIATE
C O N F I D E N T I A L MANILA 004260

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP AND EAP/MTS
USPACOM ALSO FOR FPA HUSO
SECDEF/OSD/ISA/AP (LAWLESS/TOOLAN/BAILEY)
JOINT STAFF/J5 (WILKES/ROBINSON/CLEMMONS)

E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/06/2016
TAGS: PTER PREL MOPS MCAP RP
SUBJECT: OCTOBER 6 UPDATE ON JOLO OPERATIONS

REF: MANILA 3914 AND PREVIOUS

Classified By: Pol/C Scott Bellard for reasons 1.4(b) and (d).

¶1. (C) The ongoing Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
operation to capture or kill the Abu Sayyaf Group and Jemaah
Islamiyah leadership on the southern island of Jolo is ending
its tenth week. The key terrorist leaders — Khadaffy
Janjalani, Abu Sulaiman, Dulmatin, and Umar Patek — appear
to be in the area of Mt. Bagsak in central Jolo, the
traditional stronghold of Abu Sayyaf warlord Radullan Sahiron.

¶2. (C) In an October 2 raid on a safehouse near the town of
Patikul, AFP military and intelligence units captured Istiada
Oemar Sovie, one of Dulmatin’s wives, who is believed to be a
major link in terrorists’ logistics network. Sovie, an
Indonesian national, is currently being held on immigration
charges at Camp Navarro in Zamboanga, where the Military
Intelligence Group-9 is interrogating her.

¶3. (C) Under the leadership of Brigadier General Rafael, the
Task Force Comet Commander, the AFP has begun building a
screen of Special Forces and Marine units around the
suspected location of the terrorists, and implemented a
robust series of patrols and ambushes in an effort to tighten
the noose around Mt. Bagsak. By the end of the month, AFP
troops on the island will be reinforced with the 1st and 2nd
Marine Brigades, which will redeploy from their present
location in Lanao del Sur. At sea, the Philippine Navy has
maintained its maritime cordon, conducting over 2420 maritime
interdictions since August 1.

Visit Embassy Manila’s Classified website:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eap/manila/index. cfm
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