06 June 2017

News Story: Philippines offers hefty bounty for capture of 3 militant leaders

MANILA, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered 20 million pesos (400,000 U.S. dollars) for information leading to the capture of three militant leaders who are being hunted by military troops in the southern Philippines, a military statement said on Monday.

Duterte has put a bounty of 10 million pesos (200,000 U.S. dollars) on Isnilon Hapilon, leader of Abu Sayyaf, a militant group in the Philippines founded with funds from al- Qaeda, which has also pledged loyalty to the IS.

Duterte has also put a bounty of 5 million pesos (100,000 U.S. dollars) each for the capture of the two Maute brothers - Abdullah and Omar.

Read the full story at Xinhua