AFP more than ready to meet Abu total war threat PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 September 2016 11:27

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is more than ready to meet the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) total war threats against its units conducting “focused military operations” against the bandits in Sulu.

This was disclosed by AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo Friday.

“The AFP is more than ready to respond to ASG total war threats,” he added.

Arevalo said the “sea denial” concept being practiced by the AFP off Sulu waters will also help counter these threats.

At the moment, a naval task group composed of sea, air and land assets is ensuring no sympathizers of the ASG can reinforce, resupply or provide an escape path to the beleaguered terrorists.

The naval task group will also provide the military the punch needed to go after unlicensed speedboats, unmarked fishing craft and wharves and docks illegally operating in the Sulu area, Arevalo added.