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Philippines mourn 44 police commandos, President orders hunt for terror suspect

Jan 30, 2015    

The Philippine president says he has ordered the hunt for a Filipino terror suspect who escaped an anti-terrorist operation that resulted in the killings of 44 police commandos.President Benigno Aquino III on Friday promised grieving relatives of the slain commandos that government forces will capture suspected bomb-maker Abdul Basit Usman. He says that Malaysian Zulkifli Bin Hir, one of Southeast Asia's top terror suspects, apparently was killed during the Jan. 25 operation.Officials say a DNA test is still needed to confirm Zulkifli's identity.The killings of the commandos in a clash with Mu...

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