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Mindanao Armed Conflict

Mindanao DI terrorist cell dismantled; violent extremists, NPAs yield to Army

KORONADAL CITY  – Military authorities here have announced that it succeeded in dismantling the remaining terrorist cell in South Cotabato-Sarangani province area as more Moro extremists returning to the folds of the law in the Bangsamoro region.

Two communist rebels also decided to lay down guns and avail of the government’s peace and reconciliation offers.

6th ID, JTF Central to intensify military ops vs threat groups in its AOR

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao del Norte – The leadership of the 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division and Joint Task Force Central reaffirms its commitment to strengthen ongoing military operations against threat groups in this part of Mindanao.

Major General Alex S. Rillera, 6th Infantry Division commander and chief of JTF-Central, highlighted the success of the peace efforts last year conducted by the military in collaboration with local government units, stakeholders, and citizens of Central and South-Central Mindanao.

9 NPA rebels killed on Christmas Day skirmishes in Bukidnon

BUTUAN CITY – Nine communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were killed in a series of skirmishes in the hinterlands of Malaybalay City in Bukidnon province on Christmas Monday.

The Army 4th Infantry Division (4ID) initial report said the series of encounters occurred in the villages of Can-ayan, Kibalabag, Kulaman, and Mapulo.

Eight high-powered firearms, assorted ammunition, and personal belongings were recovered by government forces from the encounter sites.

5 killed in armed clashes in Pikit, North Cotabato

PIKIT, North Cotabato  – Five gunmen, including a village councilman, who were followers of a village chair and field commander of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) were killed in clashes that erupted Saturday afternoon, police here said.

Major Arvin John Cambang, Pikit municipal police chief, said the fighting between Chairman Sindatok Karim of Barangay Lagunde, and Basit Nando, alias Commander Abu Sabaya, head of MILF 118th base command, erupted at about 3 p.m. in Sitio Edzap, Barangay Lagunde, Pikit, North Cotabato.

Mga bakwet sa Maguindanao Sur, nabigyan ng ayuda ng MSSD at BTA member of parliament

COTABATO CITY - ABOT sa 623 mga internally displaced persons o IDP ng mula Barangay Gawang sa Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao del Sur ang inabutan ng relief assistance ng MSSD-BARMM bago sila tuluyang bumalik sa kanilang mga tahanan.

Ang mga IDPs ay lumikas dahil sa nangyaring bakabakan ng dalawanbg grupo ng MILF na sangkot sa rido o family feud. Ang pabaon package ay binubuo ng isang sakong bigas, canned goods, kape, asukal, malong, trapal at water container.

9 terrorists, 8 MILF fighters killed in Maguindanao Sur encounters

COTABATO CITY - Members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front killed nine Dawlah Islamiya terrorists and wounded six others in a series of encounters in a barangay along the 220,000-hectare Liguasan Delta over the weekend.

Eight members of the MILF, an erstwhile secessionist guerilla front compelled to help the government address security issues in areas where it has forces by its peace pact with Malacañang, perished in the gunfights.

MSU bombing suspect arrested – AFP

MANILA – Military troops on Wednesday arrested one of the suspects in the weekend bombing of the Mindanao State University (MSU) gymnasium that killed four persons and injured at least 50 others.

Armed Forces of the Philippines public affairs office chief Col. Xerxes Trinidad identified the suspect as Jafar Gamo Sultan alias "Jaf" and "Kurot."

9 Dawlah Islamiyah patay sa AFP operation sa Liguasan marsh

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Nasa siyam na miyembro ng Dawlah Islamiyah ang nasawi sa offensive operation ng militar sa Liguasan marsh kahapon ng madaling araw.

Bukod dito, ayon kay 602nd Civil Military Operation Officer Captain Dexter Ruma, may sampo rin ang naiulat na sugatan at inaalam na kung saang pinakamalapit na ospital isinugod.

Umatras ang terorista sa gitnang bahagi ng Liguasan matapos ang limang Oras na air and ground assault ng militar.

Dahil dito, mayroong isangdaan na mga pamilya ang lumikas mula sa Barangay Dalgan, Pagalaungna, Maguindanao Del Sur.

SK gov offers P1-M for arrest of MSU bombers

KORONADAL CITY  – A P1 million reward will be given for any information on the identification, whereabouts, and eventual arrest of persons behind the Marawi City bombing.

The offer was made by Sultan Kudarat Gov. Datu Pax Ali Mangudadatu during the Soccsksargen Regional Development Council (RDC-12) meeting here on Monday.

He said the reward money will hopefully help fast-track the investigation so that justice will be served to the victims of the Dec. 3 IED explosion during the Catholic mass inside the Dimaporo gymnasium that left four dead and over 40 injured.

Successful military operation thwarts simultaneous Daulah Islamiyah's holiday terrorist plot

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao del Norte – In a swift and highly successful military operation on December 1, 2023, the 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division of the Philippine Army, in collaboration with Joint Task Force Central, effectively thwarted a planned terrorist attack by the Daulah Islamiyah – Philippines group. The operation, executed by units under the 6ID/JTF-Central, and led by division commander Major General Alex S. Rillera, resulted in the neutralization of high-ranking leaders and members of the extremist group.

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