15 members of the Abu Sayyaf Group were killed in separate encounters in Patikul Sulu. According to the Philippine Army there were six dead bodies of bandits left at the scene where the crime was ecountered.
The sub-leader of the Abu Sayyaf, Mohammad Said aka Amma Maas is also killed who was allegedly involved in the kidnapping of two Canadian, a Norwegian and a Filipina in Island Garden City of Samal last year.
Not at least 17 soldiers were wounded in the encounter before it was ordered by the President Rodrigo Duterte to the soldiers to tigthen the offensive against the Abu Sayyaf.
At the same time, the eighteen year old captive Patrick James Almodabar is beheaded. In the speech of the President yesterday in the Anniversary of Eastern Commander Command Davao City, he again insisted that Abu Sayyaf should be consumed.