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Mindanao Armed Conflict

Wanted terror group bomber killed in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY - A combined police-army team shot dead a wanted member of the Dawlah Islamiya terror group in a brief encounter in Tupi, South Cotabato.

The South Cotabato provincial police identified the fatality as Jalman Orandatang of the Ansar Khilafa Philippines group of the Dawlah Islamiya that uses the flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as its banner.

Orandatang was killed in a joint police-military operation in Barangay Kablon  in Tupi, South Cotabato for resisting arrest.

4 arrested in Maguindanao for keeping firearms in car 

MAGUINDANAO --- The police detained four suspected members of an Islamic State-inspired group for keeping assault rifles in their vehicle intercepted in Datu Abdullah Sangki town Friday.

Police Lt. Judith Ambong, chief of the Datu Abdullah municipal police, said Saturday Taib Guimbalangan 55, Mercipol Zainudin, 27, Ali Mohammad, 25 and the 20-year-old Farhan Saludin are now in their custody, to be prosecuted for illegal possession of firearms.

6 BIFF men in Pagalungan return to fold of law

MAGUINDANAO --- Six more members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters surrendered to the military Wednesday. 

Major Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, said Thursday the group yielded through backchannel intercession by officials of the 90th Infantry Battalion and Mayor Salik Mamasabulod of Pagalungan town in Maguindanao.

Tausug villagers who rescued plane crash victims lauded

COTABATO CITY ---- The Bangsamoro government will reward the Tausug villagers and militiamen who rescued soldiers from the C-130 Hercules plane that crashed in Patikul, Sulu last Sunday.

Bangsamoro Local Government Minister Naguib Sinarimbo said Wednesday their provincial office in Sulu shall identify the villagers and members of the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit who carried one after another the crash victims away from the burning plane.

5 drug suspects nabbed in North Cotabato anti-drug ops

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao - Combined elements from 90th Infantry (Bigkis-Lahi) Battalion, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 12 (PDEA-12), and Pikit Municipal Police Station arrested five suspects and seized illegal drugs during an anti-drug operation in Barangay Poblacion, Pikit, North Cotabato on June 29, 2021.

The apprehended suspects were identified as Vicente Sambo Pacheco, Mark Sambo Pacheco, John Melchor Pacheco Coleta, Robert Louise Pacheco Cadalso, and Ryan Layna Dela Serna.

Army collects firearms from NPA, Dawlah Islamiya supporters

MAGUINDANAO --- The military collected this week 42 assorted firearms from sympathizers of the New People’s Army and the Dawlah Islamiya in Maitum and nearby towns in Sarangani province.

Major Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, said Saturday the firearms were turned in by owners through the intercession of officials of the 38th Infantry Battalion and local leaders.

Maitum is a seaside town in Sarangani province, where there is presence of NPAs and members of the Dawlah Islamiya.

6 BIFF yield to Army in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao - The relentless military operations in Maguindanao had forced six extremists belonging to Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) under the Bungos Faction to voluntarily surrender to JTF Central Forces on Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021, at Headquarters 6th Infantry Battalion, Barangay Buayan, Datu Piang, Maguindanao.

5 men nabbed for guns, shabu possession in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Combined elements from 33rd Infantry (Makabayan) Battalion, 1st Mechanized Battalion, and local PNP operatives apprehended five (5) personalities for possessing unlicensed firearms and illegal drugs during an entrapment operation conducted at Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao on June 24, 2021.

IED components seized from suspected terrorist in South Cotabato

SOUTH COTABATO --- Police agents seized components of improvised explosive devices from a suspected member of a local terror group arrested in Polomolok town Friday.

The 22-year-old Bono Sueb, a resident of Barangay Lapu in Polomolok, South Cotabato is now clamped down in a police detention facility.

He is a suspected member of the Dawlah Islamiya, a local terror group using the flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as its banner.

6th ID: It wasn’t an Army mortar fire

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao - The Army’s 6th Infantry Division said Thursday it was not a military mortar fire that killed a pregnant Teduray woman in Barangay Tuayan, Datu Hoffer, Maguindanao Tuesday.

Major Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, said Thursday there was no combat engagement between soldiers and terrorists in Barangay Tuayan and surrounding areas when a powerful explosion ripped through a farming enclave in the area.


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