Justice for SAF 44 Fallen Heroes! Today is the National Day of Mourning for the 44 Special Action Forces. They were died during the fighting with Muslim rebels in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last January 25, 2015.
SAF group, were in the mission of getting/arresting the two terrorists; Zulkifli bin Hir, alias “Marwan”, who is the most wanted terrorists list of the US Federal Bureau Investigation. He has a US$ 5 million reward on his head. And the other terrorist named Basit Usman who is a Filipino. The two belong to the Southeast Asian terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah, which is linked to al-Qaeda’s global terror network. There was a report that Marwan killed during the battle while Basit Usman still on the run.
It was a saddened day, not only for their immediate families but the whole nation is in tears. I was crying earlier when I watched Necrological services for the braved 44SAF. News said, it was a misencounter but for me it was completely massacre. They were brutally killed. How come this thing happened when there was peace negotiations between the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
Sadly, we cannot bring their lives back. I hope Marwan was dead already. I hope the other terrorist, Usman will be captured very soon. Also, MILF and BIFF members participated in the clashes will be responsible on their action and bring to jail. If these happened, justice for the braved SAF44 members will be served.
I don’t know personally any of the 44 SAF members but I’m extending my deepest sympathy to their surviving families on this day of mourning. Thank you all “Fallen44” for doing your job, for defending and for serving our country with all your heart.