Wednesday, April 13, 2016

DWDD: FOCUSED MIL OPERATIONSII AFP’s offensive against ASG continues

From DWDD AFP Civil Relations Service Radio Website (Apr 13): FOCUSED MIL OPERATIONSII AFP’s offensive against ASG continues

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Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, DWDD–The pursuit operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines against the Abu Sayyaf Group, in particular, the group led by Isnilon Hapilon continues. This is in line with AFP’s focused military operations.

In an interview by DWDD with Major Filemon Tan Jr., spokesperson of the AFP Western Mindanao Command (WESMINCOM), he stated that they are now getting closer to the location of the group of Hapilon and some 60 other members of the ASG who were left after the continuous offensive of the government since Saturday, April 9.

Currently, there are at least 24 reported casualties from the ASG. The number of wounded from the side of the ASG is also increasing. One of those who are wounded is Furuji Indama, left hand of Isnilon Hapilon.

There are also reports that the rebel group is now running out of medical supplies, because of this, the number of deaths from the side of the rebel group is expected to increase. The AFP also continues to monitor drug stores and pharmaceutical companies.

The pursuit operations are lead by the Philippine Army Special Forces, Scout Rangers, and Light Reaction Company. There are also stand-by forces which can readily be deployed in case additional men will be needed.

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