FBI cites PNP for key role in disrupting terror networks, after confirming Marwan DNA match

February 4, 2015 7:31 PM

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FBI cites PNP for key role in disrupting terror networks, after confirming Marwan DNA match

MANILA - After confirming that initial tests showed the tissue sample provided by Philippine authorities belonged to international terrorist Marwan, the FBI said it will continue to work closely with the PNP. The latter's cooperation has greatly boosted the task of "identifying and disrupting" terror networks worldwide, said FBI - a recognition that invites recollection of the PNP's key role in unravelling in 1995 a major terror plot that predated the 9/11 attacks.

An FBI statement issued late Wednesday basically confirmed earlier information from reliable News5 sources about the "DNA match" confirming Marwan - whose real name is Zulkifli bin Hir - was indeed killed by the PNP Special Action Force (SAF) sent to apprehend him in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Jan. ...

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