The DNA sample taken from a body killed in the bloody January 25 clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao was indeed that of Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed on Wednesday.
A source told SecurityMatters said that based on DNA analysis conducted by the FBI, the sample taken from Marwan’s right index finger matched with the DNA sample from his brother who is under US government custody.
The FBI has earlier confirmed receiving a biological sample from the Philippines following the covert Mamasapano operation.
In earlier interviews, sacked Special Action Force (SAF) director Chief Superintendent Getulio Napenas Jr. said that SAF operatives were able to “neutralize” Marwan during the encounter that also killed 44 members of the elite police force.
Now that Marwan’s death has been confirmed, the US$5-million bounty on his head will be awarded to the informant who told about his whereabouts.