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Army says militants were pressured to free kidnapped engineer after non-stop four-day military operation.

Philippines: Tugboat engineer rescued from Abu Sayyaf

By Roy Ramos

The chief engineer of a tugboat who was kidnapped last week in an Abu Sayyaf stronghold in the southern Philippines was rescued Monday, said security officials.

Basilan army commander Col. Juvemax Uy told DXNO radio Monday that Laurencio Tiro’s Abu Sayyaf captors were forced to release him after an unrelenting four-day military operation.

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