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Mindanao Armed Conflict

2 dead in gunfight between Moro groups

COTABATO CITY - Two gunmen were killed as rival Moro groups traded shots before dawn Tuesday in Sultan sa Barongis town in Maguindanao del Sur, causing panic among villagers in houses nearby.

Local leaders in Sultan sa Barongis and officials of the Maguindanao Provincial Police Office told reporters the hostilities erupted when gunmen led by Marham Sali attacked the group of Ustadz Daya in Damabagu area in Sultan sa Barongis at around 3:00 a.m. Tuesday.

4 BIFF men hurt in clash with soldiers

COTABATO CITY - Four from a group of local terrorists were wounded as they tried to take over on Sunday night, December 25, an Army detachment in Maguindanao del Sur province.

The slain members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, initially identified only by traditional community elders as Talib, Musib, Oting and Guiadil, were among gunmen who attacked a roadside detachment of the Army’s 40th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Labo-Labo 2 in Datu Hofer, Maguindanao del Sur.

Henchman of Maute group founders surrender

COTABATO CITY --- A henchman of the slain founders of the Maute terrorist group that instigated the deadly 2017 siege of Marawi City surrendered Wednesday.

The now 20-year-old Mashod, whose real name was withheld for his safety, first yielded Monday to barangay officials in Madalum, Lanao del Sur and the commanding officer of the Army’s 51st Infantry Battalion, Lt. Col. Angestal Angeles.

44 BIFF men back to fold of law

COTABATO CITY – A group of 44 local terrorists, seven of them experts in fabrication of bombs, surrendered to the Army Sunday.

Four of the 44 members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, who renounced their membership with the group in a symbolic rite in Kabacan town in Cotabato, are commanders, according to local officials. 

Phil. Marines capture Dawlah Islamiya Maute Group camp in Lanao Sur

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao  – Military forces captured an encampment of Dawlah Islamiya-Maute Group in Lanao del Sur and recovered war materials and explosives, the Army here said.

Major Gen. Roy Galido, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, said civilians in Marogong, Lanao del Sur have provided the Philippine Marines vital information about the presence of gunmen in the village of Bagumbayan.

After the intelligence information was confirmed, Major Gen. Galido said a law enforcement operation was launched by First Marine Brigade.

9 dead in Aleosan skirmishes

COTABATO CITY  - Siyam na ang kumpirmadong patay kabilang ang limang CAA member matapos ang nangyaring sagupaan sa pagitan ng Civilian Active Auxiliary o CAA member at armadong grupo sa Sitio Mantawak, barangay Tapodoc, Aleosan, Cotabato, alas 2:20 ng hapon kahapon.

Sa report ng Aleosan PNP, bago ang palitan ng putok ay una umanong inambush ng mga armadong suspek ang isang CAA member habang sakay ito sa isang motorsiklo na kinilalang si Ramel Santillan.

Isa pang CAFGU, nasawi matapos ang strafing sa Buldon, Maguindanao Norte

COTABATO CITY - TULOY ANG PAGHAHANAP ng mga tauhan ng Buldon PNP sa tulong ng Philippine Marines sa mga taong responsible sa pagsalakay sa CAFGU temporary outpost sa isang tulay sa Buldon, Maguindanao del Norte.

Nasawi on the spot sa naturang pamamaril sina CAFGU members Christian Silvestre, Ignacio Lozad at Dondon Ahito.

Ang ikaapat na CAFGU ay nasawi kagabi na kinilalang si Arnel Cayanan habang patuloy na inoobserbahan ang kalagayan ng isa pa na kinilalang si Calbertson Baggay.

Pagpatay sa mga kasapi ng CAFGU sa Buldon, Maguindanao Norte, kinundina ng 6th ID

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao del Norte – Mariing kinundena ng pamunuan ng 6th Infantry Division ang pamamaril sa mga kasapi ng civilian active auxiliary (CAA) sa Sitio Simway, Edcor, Buldon, Maguindanao del Norte, ala-1:00 ng madaling araw kanina.

Ayon kay Major General Roy M Galido, 6th ID commanding general at hepe ng Joint Task Force Central, hindi makatarungan ang pagpaslang sa mga miyembro ng CAA na nagbabantay lamang ng inaayos na tulay.

3 CAFGU slain, 2 others hurt in gun attack in Maguindanao del Norte

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao  – Three militiamen were slain and two others were injured in a gun attack at about 1:20 a.m. Monday in Buldon, Maugindanao del Norte, the Army here said.

Lt. Colonel Dennis Almorato, speaking for the Army’s 6th Infantry Battalion, told reporters that the militiamen were part of the Army unit securing the bridge damaged by typhoon Paeng in Barangay Edcor, Buldon, Maguindanao del Norte.

Citing field report, Colonel Almorato said the gunmen fled toward the hinterlands of Barangay Nuyo.

Army officials laud Bagumbayan officials in successful opn vs. NPAs

COTABATO CITY - Military officials today lauded the support provided by local officials of Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat that led to the neutralization of six communist rebels.

Maj. Gen. Roy Galido, 6th Infanry Division commander and Colonel Michael Santos, 603rd Infantry Brigade commander, separately told reporters they have enlisted the help of local officials in Bagumbayan and other towns in Sultan Kudarat province to help secure the surrender of NPAs in barangays under their jurisdiction via backchannel dialogues.

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