Wrong call killed the marines, Abu Sayyaf pointed for beheading
Finally, we get snapshots of the results of the investigation conducted by the elements of GRP 0 MILF ceasefire mechanisms.
Accordingly, the Philippine Marines failed to notify the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front ceasefire coordinating teams when they blundered their way in barangay Guinanta, Al-Barkah town in Basilan, in search of the kidnapped Italian priest Giancarlo Bossi.
The report said the Marines mistakenly thought that the MILF camps were not in barangay Guinanta but in another village, hence the lack of coordination. Read details of this report on MindaNews.com.
Also, the report pointed to the Abu Sayyaf as perpetrators of the beheading. MindaNews reported that the battleground in barangay Guinanta, Al-Barkah town last July 10 was so “chaotic” that 14 alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf managed to slip through and beheaded the fallen Philippine Marines.
The joint fact-finding team of the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front ceasefire coordinating teams have identified four of the suspects and have recommended the formation of a joint task force to hunt them.
Is this report acceptable? Yes the Joint CCCH has the mandate to investigate, but one of the members of a loop on Mindanao asked if the group can have an investigation credible enough to be accepted by both parties and if sanctions can be derived from it.