Suspect in 2016 US Embassy bomb try yields in Lanao Sur
Roel Pareño ( - October 11, 2018 - 3:44pm

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — A member of the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group involved in an attempted bombing of the US Embassy in Manila in 2016 surrendered in Lanao del Sur earlier this week, the military confirmed.

Lt. Col. Gerry Besana, spokesman of the military's Western Mindanao Command, said Addul Mashounry Gamama, alias Wawi, surrendered to authorities in Butig town last Sunday through the joint intelligence efforts of the 103rd Infantry Brigade.

Besana said Butig Mayor Dimnatang Pansar turned Gamama to the military at Camp Ranao, the 103rd Brigade's headquarters in Marawi City.

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Gamama, a member of the Maute Group-affiliated Dawlah Islamiyah, was tagged in intelligence report as being involved in the foiled attempt to bomb the US Embassy on November 28, 2016.

Besana said Gamama surrendered ahead of seven other Dawlah Islamiyah members who also yielded to the military in Pagayawan town in Lanao del Sur on Tuesday.
"This success is a result of the combined efforts of the troops, the local government units and the populace in the joint battle against terrorism," Lt. Gen. Arnel dela Vega, Westmincom chief, said.

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