“Alleged Terror Bomber Captured in Southern Philippines,” from Arab News, with thanks to Eschwapp:
ZAMBOANGA CITY, 3 August 2005 “” Security forces stormed an Abu Sayyaf hideout and captured a wanted militant leader tagged as the brains behind a series of bombings in the southern Philippines, officials have said. Troops shot and wounded Alex Kahal, alias Alex Alvarez, after a brief firefight late Sunday in the village of Recodo.
“His capture is a big blow to the Abu Sayyaf. We will not allow terror to reign,” the commander of the army”s 1st Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. Gabriel Habacon, told the Arab News.