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Troops Encounter BIFF In Maguindanao

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An undetermined number of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters engaged with the military troops in Brgy. Labu-Labu Mother, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao on the evening of December 9, 2020, the WestMinCom Commander said.

Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of the Western Mindanao Command said the firefight between the troops of the 11th Mechanized Company and the BIFF-Karialan Faction under “Diok” happened at about 9 PM.

The said firefight lasted for about 25 minutes after which the enemy withdrew.

Lt. Col. Cresencio Sanchez, Jr., Commanding Officer, 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion said, “We immediately deployed reinforcement to pursue the evading enemies and establish blockades in possible enemy withdrawal route”.

While scouring the area, operating troops recovered assorted live ammunitions and empty shells of cartridge Caliber .50, Cartridge 7.62mm, and Cartridge 5.56mm from the enemy position.

1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade Officer-in-Charge Col. Ferdinand Lacadin stated that a hot pursuit operation is currently being conducted by the different units under his command.

Likewise, Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, Commander of the Joint Task Force Central said, “We are grateful that we incurred no casualty during the encounter.”

“Rest assured that we will continue to fulfill our mandate the best way we could for the peace-loving people of central Mindanao,” Maj. Gen. Uy added.

(Source: Western Mindanao Command Facebook Page)

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