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Mindanao Armed Conflict

Soldier commits suicide in hostile Maguindanao town

DATU SAUDI AMPATUAN, Maguindanao - A member of the Army’s 40th Infantry Battalion committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Barangay Kabinge here.

Barangay officials and personnel of the Datu Saudi Ampatuan Municipal Police found the cadaver of Private 1st Class Manuel Catalan on Wednesday, three days after he was seen walking along a stretch of a highway in Barangay Kabinge here.

Dawlah Islamiya leader surrenders in Lanao Sur

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A sub-leader of the Dawlah Islamiya-Maute Group (DI-MG) surrendered to military authorities in Lanao del Sur after being demoralized with continuing government efforts to neutralize local terrorist groups, a top military official said  Wednesday.

Alinor Itak Ibrahim alias Liya, 26, yielded and turned over an M16 rifle, as he pledged allegiance to the government Tuesday at the headquarters of the Army’s 103rd Infantry Brigade (103rd IBde) in Marawi City.

6th ID gets anniversary packages from Army headquarters

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao --- The 6th Infantry Division got from the Philippine Army Headquarters more than P1 million worth of provisions, a new pick-up truck and a motorcycle essential to its peace-building activities meant to nip local terror groups from the bud.

The equipment grant, which included two-way radios,  uniforms and combat boots was one of the highlights of the March 1 to 22 commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the Philippine Army.

2 dead, 3 hurt in Maguindanao gun attack

MATANOG, Maguindanao - Two were killed while three others were hurt, two of them pre-school children, in a gun attack in Barangay Langkong here Wednesday.

Captain Fhaeyd Cana, spokesperson of the Maguindanao provincial police, identified the fatality as Bro Lumbos, 43, and his three-year-old nephew.

He said Lumbos and his nephew both died in a hospital.

Col. Jibin Bongcayao, Maguindanao provincial police director, said Thursday personnel of the Matanog provincial police are now trying to identify the culprits for prosecution.

Security forces discover bomb factory in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao - A factory believed to be used in manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IED) and improvised bombs along with cache of explosives and war materials was discovered by the Joint Task Force Central forces at Barangay Pagatin, Shariff Saydona, Mustapha, Maguindanao on March 8, 2022.

Military: clash was with terrorists, not MILF forces 

MARAWI CITY --- The military on Thursday assured the public never can the Dawlah Islamiya again converge anywhere in Lanao del Sur the way it did in Maguing town that soldiers promptly cleared with air, artillery and ground assaults last Tuesday.

Brig. Gen. Jose Maria Cuerpo II, commander of the Army’s 103rd Infantry Brigade, said Thursday the target of their anti-terror operation in Barangay Ilalag in Maguing, Lanao del Sur were terrorists, not members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front as some quarters have insinuated.

Army soldier, 3 Dawlah Islamiyah slain in Lanao Sur skirmishes

COTABATO CITY - TATLONG MGA TERORISTA ang napatay habang isang sundalo rin ang nasawi sa military focused operation sa Maguing, Lanao del Sur kahapon ng madaling araw.

Ang labanan ay naganap sa Barangay Ilalag, Maguing at target ng operation ang Dawlah Islamiyah Maute terrorist group leader na si Abu Zacharia, ayon sa report mula sa tanggapan ni BARMM police regional director Brig. Gen. Arthur Cabalona.

Sa dami ng mga bandido na nagtitipon sa naturang lugar, kinailangan ng military na gumamit ng air assets nito upang bombahin ang kinaroroonan ng mga terorista.

7  Lanao del Sur drug dealers linked to terror group arrested

COTABATO CITY --- Seven drug dealers with links to the Dawlah Islamiya fell in a government entrapment operation in Marantao, Lanao del Sur Monday.

Gontora Musib Agar, Saoeki Marakna Mala, Asnawi Musid Gontora, Ansano Musid Gontora, Aber Dimao Mustapa, Abdul Kaher Gontor and Onaes Abul Kader are now clamped down in a detention facility of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

5 robbers dead in clash with police in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY --- Authorities shot dead five robbers after they took the cash collection of a roadside restaurant in Ampatuan, Maguindanao late Saturday.

Col. Jibin Boncayao, director of the Maguindanao provincial police, told reporters Sunday the group was led by Mihares Manunggal, who died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds. 

Bongcayao said Manunggal and his companions first robbed the Hannan Restaurant in Barangay Kauran, took its cash collection from owner Emma Militon at gunpoint and escaped using a white van as a getaway vehicle. 

Cop, wanted person killed in North Cotabato shootout

PIKIT, North Cotabato --- An alleged shabu trafficker and a policeman were killed in a shootout in Barangay Gli-Gli here on Saturday morning.

Policemen and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-12 were to arrest Musim Dalanda, also known as Musim Mama, long wanted for heinous offenses and large-scale distribution of shabu, but the operation turned haywire when he and his companions resisted, sparking a gunfight.

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