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Terrorist group sub-leader killed in Maguindanao ops – military

Robie de Guzman   •   May 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A local terrorist group sub-leader was neutralized in a special military operation in Maguindanao, the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Western Mindanao Command (AFP-WestMinCom) said. In a statement,...

6 BIFF members surrender in Maguindanao — WestMinCom

Robie de Guzman   •   May 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Six alleged members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) have surrendered to authorities in Maguindanao, the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command (AFP-WestMinCom) said...

Terror threats in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi declined in past 2 years – WestMinCom

Robie de Guzman   •   May 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The number of terrorist threats observed in the provinces of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi in Mindanao have significantly dropped in the last two years, Armed Forces of...

Mundi Sawadjaan still in Patikul, Sulu —WestMinCom Chief

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 1, 2020

Contrary to previous reports, Armed Forces of the Philippines-Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) chief MGen. Corleto Vinluan said Mundi Sawadjaan is still in Patikul, Sulu. Sawadjaan, who is believed to be...

15 BIFF members killed in Maguindanao clash

admin   •   June 12, 2018

  The conflict continues between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao. The military operation against BIFF leader, Abu Toraipe, started at...

AFP continues to call on Abu Sayyaf group to surrender

UNTV News   •   May 31, 2017

Sixty-four members of the Abu Sayyaf Group have returned to the fold of the government since the military had intensified its offensives against terrorists and other armed groups in Mindanao....

No need to declare martial law in Sulu – Wesmincom commander

admin   •   May 17, 2017

ZAMBOANGA — The commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command (AFP-Wesmincom), Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. is set to face the leadership of the lower house...

NPA member surrenders in Zamboanga del Sur

admin   •   April 27, 2017

MANILA — A member of the New People’s Army surrendered to the joint task force Zampelan yesterday in Zamboanga del Sur. Rebel returnee Jonelo Balabag has also surrendered his 16...

Two Malaysian nationals held captive by Abu Sayyaf Group, freed

UNTV News   •   March 24, 2017

ZAMBOANGA — The Philippine Marines has rescued two of the five Malaysian nationals abducted by the Abu Sayaff last year. The AFP West Mindanao Command said the two hostages were...

Philippine troops closing in on terrorist group ASG

admin   •   September 22, 2016

SULU, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is anticipating the right moment for the inevitable intense battle between the soldiers and Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Sulu....

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