Monday, March 23, 2020

Soldiers assault terrorist lair in Sulu

From the Manila Bulletin (Mar 21, 2020): Soldiers assault terrorist lair in Sulu (By Nonoy Lacson)

Armed Forces of the Philippines-Western Mindanao Command (AFP-WestMinCom) launched a lightning raid at a residence of a local terrorist in Talipao Sulu, Thursday that resulted in the recovery of high powered firearms and ammunition.

Armed Forces of the Philippines-Western Mindanao Command (AFP-WestMinCom) Commander Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said the soldiers recovered two M16 rifles with six long and five short magazines, one sniper scope and several round of ammunition for M16 at the residence of a certain Macco Hadjan.

Sobejana said the strike Thursday afternoon at Barangay Upper Kamuntayan, Talipao was led by troops of the 21st Infantry Battalion.

Sobejana said amid the quarantine being implemented in some rebel infested provinces due to the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), the military continues to operate in the hinterlands of Western Mindanao to hunt and pound the remaining terrorists.

“While we ensure the safety and orderly of the community on the enhanced community quarantine across the country to contain the COVID-19, we also ensure that our troops are in good health condition before and after the operation,” Lt. Col. Ricky Parcon, Commanding Officer of the 21st Infantry Battalion said.

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