Captive Priest Is Freed as Philippine Troops Close In on Muslim Terrorists in Marawi city

ILIGAN, Philippines — A Roman Catholic priest who was held hostage for months by Islamic State-inspired militants in the war-torn southern city of Marawi has been freed, the Philippine military said on Sunday, as it moved closer to rooting out the remaining gunmen from their strongholds.

The Rev. Teresito Suganob was rescued late Saturday by troops who cleared a mosque that militants had been using as a defensive post, the authorities said.

“He was rescued by our men on the ground,” said Jesus Dureza, a senior presidential adviser.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Show no mercy. Take no prisoners.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Once their victory is accomplished, the soldiers will be roasting pigs on the stronghold grounds.

  • ontario john

    Will feminist Trudeau be speaking out for the oppressed muslims there??

    • irishrus

      Well he managed to sacrifice a few Canadian hostages over there without even blinking or a pretend snot nose drop … Ronald Reagan he ain’t

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        He ain’t even Nancy Reagan.

  • irishrus

    If such a terrorist group tried to operate in Canada like they get away with in the Philippines I would hope even moron Turdeau could not help their asses fro9m getting kicked….and a lot quicker than it’s taking over there

    • This country has a very poor record stopping terrorism.

      So, no, Trudeau wouldn’t figure anything out.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        Justin would be too busy doing an apology tour of mosques from coast to coast to do anything about it here.

  • Minicapt