Philippine Air Fore Strikes Abu Sayyaf Militants

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  1. Pathfinder

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    Philippines military launches airstrikes on Abu Sayyaf

    The Philippine military has continued airstrikes on Abu Sayyaf ahead of a ransom deadline, a military spokesman said on Sunday.

    The militants issued their "final ultimatum" nearly two weeks ago, saying they would behead a 70-year-old German hostage if they did not receive 30 million pesos (566,000 euros/$600,000) by 3 p.m. (0700 UTC) on Sunday. There have been no updates since the deadline passed.

    "The armed forces will pursue the enemy and dictate the terms - not the other way around," military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said. "The operations are not only aimed at rescuing hostages, but also to significantly degrade enemy capabilities."

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    This proves that the FA-50s are not just for air shows as Duterte said before, though it would have been better if a COIN aircraft is used as there is almost no progress beyond the bidding stage.
     
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