Propaganda statement posted to the National Democratic Front Website (May 22): NPA raids CAA detachment
The Regional Operations Command of the North Central Mindanao Region congratulates the forces of the Western Agusan del Norte-Agusan del Sur (WANAS) on their successful raid of a CAA detachment under the 26th IB in Sitio Minpahaw, Brgy Binicalan, San Luis, Agusan del Sur on May 20, 3:40 a.m.
The battle lasted for 55 minutes until the NPA managed to overrun the enemy’s position and caused the enemy to scamper to safety. An M14 rifle and a Garand rifle were seized from the camp. There were no casualties on the side of the NPA. The Red fighters razed the detachment before withdrawing.
The tactical operation was launched in the midst of the 26th IB’s nonstop combat operations in the hinterlands of Agusan del Sur. Contrary to the 26th IB’s wish to defeat, or at the minimum, drive away the NPA from Esperanza, San Luis, Talacugon and La Paz to give way to mining and oil palm plantation operations, the WANAS instead brought the fight to the the enemy camp.
This include the harassment operations by an NPA team against the 26th IB headquarters in Talacugon on May 16, 2014 where a soldier was killed. On the same day, responding troops from the 26th IB were ambushed. FIve soldiers were killed while four remained missing in action.
Ka Malen Mabini, Spokesperson
NPA-North Central Mindanao