While the original numbers of Abu Sayyaf in Bohol has been reduced to two, a video surfaces online showing them when they were still in good fighting shape.
The video was allegedly recovered from one of the mobile phones owned by an Abu Sayyaf member who was killed by government troopers.
The video was uploaded in the Facebook page Duterte 2016 ‘Bohol Movement’ today, February 13, 2017.
In the video, the Abu Sayyaf members can be seen taking a cover from the coconut tree as the government troops rained bullets at their position.
A young Abu Sayyaf members can be seen trying his best to put on a brave face as one of their colleagues was taking the video.
Also in the video, one of the Abu Sayyaf members exposed himself to the hail of bullets by taking a position beside another member who was taking a cover from a coconut tree but he got a brotherly scolding and quickly retreated and hid behind the coconut tree.
In one sequence, one of the Abu Sayyafs asked for water and his comrade lobbed something, perhaps the water, towards his direction.
Note in the video that when the government forces picked up the pace of their attack, you can tell that young Abu Sayyafs are scared like shit while the seasoned veterans remained calm.
In one instance, one of the Abu Sayyaf members tried telling his comrade to stop filming the gunfight by grabbing at the camera phone but his comrade playing the role of the cameraman refused to heed the request.
Based on the amateur video, the Abu Sayyafs went to Bohol expecting for a firefight since they were armed with long rifles and if I am not mistaken, a couple of RPG’s.
However in this video, they appeared hesitant to use the RPG’s for reasons we can only speculate.
The video is 5 minutes and 53 seconds in length.
According to Bohol Chronicle, two of the remaining members of the Abu Sayyafs are hiding in a mangrove forest in Calape, Bohol after residents sighted their presence and reported it to the local authorities.
The two, believed to be the remnants of the Abu Sayyaf who entered Bohol a month ago was spotted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Brgy. Cahayag in Panggangan Island, Calape.
As of this writing, the military and the police are combing the mangrove forest to get the weak and hungry and remaining Abu Sayyaf members but still armed and dangerous.
You may watch the video now.
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Posted by Duterte 2016 'Bohol Movement' on Friday, May 12, 2017