The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation has sent word confirming the death of the Malaysia terrorism subject Zulkifli Abdhir also known as Marwan.

David Bowdich, Assistant Director in Charge, FBI Los Angeles Field Office confirms: “After a thorough review of forensic data and information obtained from our Philippine law enforcement partners, the FBI has assessed that terrorism subject, Zulkifli Abdhir, also known as ‘Marwan,’ is deceased and has been removed from the FBI’s list of Most Wanted Terrorists.”

“The FBI’s case against Abdhir is one of many investigations the FBI has conducted in cooperation with our Philippine counterparts. Once again, the men and women of the FBI express sincere condolences to the brave officers of the Special Action Force who lost their lives while attempting to apprehend this dangerous fugitive.”

The trial nevertheless still continues on who among the Philippine government agencies and the rebels should be held accountable for the glorious yet tragic death of the SAF 44, death many say could have been avoided.