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5 NPA rebels surrender in Zambo Norte

5 NPA rebels surrender in Zambo Norte

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Five New People’s Army (NPA) rebels surrendered to authorities amid the continuing military offensives against communist guerrillas in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, officials said Wednesday. The five NPA surrenderers have turned over eight anti-tank improvised explosives, a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) and a caliber .30 M1 Garand rifle when they...

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6 Abus surrender, turn-over 6 High Powered Firearms in Sulu

6 Abus surrender, turn-over 6 High Powered Firearms in Sulu

Six (6) Abu Sayyaf Group members voluntarily surrendered and turned over 6 high-powered firearms to the troops of Joint Task Force Sulu at 2pm Friday (October 19). The bandits turned over themselves to the soldiers of 2nd Special Forces Battalion led by Lieutenant Colonel Jessie R Montoya through the efforts of Captain Rico G. Tagure...

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16 Communist Terrorists surrender in Sibugay

16 Communist Terrorists surrender in Sibugay

A total of sixteen (16) Communist NPA Terrorists (CNTs), surrender and turn-over three firearms including one caliber 45 and two shotguns to the troops of the 102nd Brigade led by Colonel Bagnus Gaerlan under the Joint Task Force ZamPeLan in Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay Province on Saturday (October 20). Surrenderors include one regular member and 15...

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3 Abus apprehended in Sulu

3 Abus apprehended in Sulu

Amid the conduct of focused military operation, operating troops captured three (3) Abu Sayyaf Group members during an encounter in Barangay Maligay, Patikul, Sulu at 9:40am Thursday (October 18). Gafur Albani Absari, Medzfar Mangabong, and Madjid Mangabong were apprehended by the troops of the 5th Scout Ranger Battalion under Lieutenant Jomalesa. Captured personalities were then...

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2 ASG bandits killed, 4 others captured in Sulu

2 ASG bandits killed, 4 others captured in Sulu

Two Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits were killed while four others were captured following a brief firefight when troops launched a law enforcement operation in Sulu, a top military official said Thursday. Lt. Gen. Arnel dela Vega, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief, said the firefight broke out around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in Barangay Kajatian, Indanan,...

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War between MILF, military ‘over’: AFP chief

War between MILF, military ‘over’: AFP chief

The decades-old armed fighting days between the military and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are over. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr. made this remark in a visit on Saturday to Camp Darapanan, the MILF’s main encampment situated in Barangay Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. Some 6,000 MILF...