Another abandoned Abu camp found in Sulu PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 November 2014 11:15

Troopers from the Army’s 35th Infantry Battalion discovered another abandoned Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) camp in Barangay Danag, Patikul town, Sulu Sunday morning.

Col. Allan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, said the captured camp had six bunkers, a training area, and capable of housing 30 bandits.

Recovered from it were two flags with markings “Sultaniyah Sulu Darul Islam” and “Happy 60th Anniversary Sulu Darul Islam,” and documents and files.

Arrojado said there were indications that the camp was occupied as recent as last week.

He added that combat troops are still scouring the area for the bandits who have been on the run since last October due to the government’s ongoing law enforcement operations.

Last Friday night, an ASG bandit was killed in Barangay Buhanginan, Patikul following an air strike.

Arrojado believes that the ASG members are now starving as the military is now closely watching and monitoring Patikul.

He estimates the total strength of the ASG in Patikul at about 200. These bandits are now splintered into four sub-groups with an estimated 40 to 70 fighters each.