Clement commends soldiers for Hyrons rescue

Published November 25, 2019, 4:49 PM

by Dr. Eduardo Gonzales

By Martin Sadongdong

Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (CSAFP) General Noel Clement congratulated the military for its successful rescue of British businessman Allan Hyrons and his wife Wilma from their Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) captors in Sulu on Monday morning.

Newly-appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Noel Clement (10th Infantry Agila Division Philippine Army / MANILA BULLETIN)
Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (CSAFP)  General Noel Clement
(10th Infantry Agila Division Philippine Army / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) 

In a statement, AFP Spokesperson Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo said Clement was satisfied that the efforts of the military to rescue the Hyrons couple paid off with their safe return.

“[AFP] Chief General Noel Clement expresses his elation over the successful rescue of kidnap victims Allan Hyron and spouse Wilma,” Arevalo said.

The British-Filipino couple was rescued by the troops of the 2nd Special Forces Battalion under the 11th Infantry Alakdan Division of the Philippine Army at Mt. Piahan, at the boundary of Barangays Silangkan and Taha in Parang, Sulu around 9 a.m. after 52 days in captivity.

They were taken at gunpoint by unidentified suspects from their resort in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur on October 4.

AFP Western Mindanao Command commander Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana said the troops conducted pursuit operations for three days straight before they finally caught up with the terrorists handling the Hyrons couple.

Clement also thanked other government troops such as the Philippine National Police, its Anti-Kidnapping Group unit, and the Philippine Coast Guard which helped the military rescue the couple.

Clement warned the ASG and their cohorts to release their remaining kidnap victims or “the AFP will employ its might to subdue these terrorists and ultimately end their menace.”

Sobejana said three Indonesian captives are currently the subject of their rescue operations.

Clement vowed there will be “no let-up in the still raging operations to find, fix, and finish” the ASG and rescue the remaining kidnap victims.

 
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Clement commends soldiers for Hyrons rescue

Published November 25, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Martin Sadongdong

Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (CSAFP) General Noel Clement congratulated the military for its successful rescue of British businessman Allan Hyrons and his wife Wilma from their Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) captors in Sulu on Monday morning.

Newly-appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Noel Clement (10th Infantry Agila Division Philippine Army / MANILA BULLETIN)
Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (CSAFP)  General Noel Clement
(10th Infantry Agila Division Philippine Army / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) 

In a statement, AFP Spokesperson Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo said Clement was satisfied that the efforts of the military to rescue the Hyrons couple paid off with their safe return.

“[AFP] Chief General Noel Clement expresses his elation over the successful rescue of kidnap victims Allan Hyron and spouse Wilma,” Arevalo said.

The British-Filipino couple was rescued by the troops of the 2nd Special Forces Battalion under the 11th Infantry Alakdan Division of the Philippine Army at Mt. Piahan, at the boundary of Barangays Silangkan and Taha in Parang, Sulu around 9 a.m. after 52 days in captivity.

They were taken at gunpoint by unidentified suspects from their resort in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur on October 4.

AFP Western Mindanao Command commander Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana said the troops conducted pursuit operations for three days straight before they finally caught up with the terrorists handling the Hyrons couple.

Clement also thanked other government troops such as the Philippine National Police, its Anti-Kidnapping Group unit, and the Philippine Coast Guard which helped the military rescue the couple.

Clement warned the ASG and their cohorts to release their remaining kidnap victims or “the AFP will employ its might to subdue these terrorists and ultimately end their menace.”

Sobejana said three Indonesian captives are currently the subject of their rescue operations.

Clement vowed there will be “no let-up in the still raging operations to find, fix, and finish” the ASG and rescue the remaining kidnap victims.

 
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