Abu firearm, war materials seized by Sulu troops PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 26 February 2017 16:47

Elements of the Joint Task Force Sulu recovered a high-powered firearm and other war materials belonging to the Abu Sayyaf group during a clearing operation launched in Barangay Paligi, Indanan, Sulu last Thursday.

Troops under the 16th Infantry Battalion recovered an M16A1 Armalite rifle with eight magazines and 123 rounds of ammunition, two hammocks, a pair of combat boots and a bandolier belonging to the Abu Sayyaf.

Military troops were scouring the area after a ten-minute clash with the group of Aldin Bagadi in Indanan.

The troops continue to conduct pursuit operations on the escaping Abu Sayyaf members who brought with them their casualties.

“The recent seizure only proves that the Abu Sayyaf members are hiding their armaments because their corridors have already been narrowed,” said Major General Carlito G Galvez Jr., Commander of the Western Mindanao Command.

Galvez said that the bandits are disguising themselves as civilians to evade government forces and civilians who report their whereabouts.

Intensified military operations are ongoing against the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu.  (Westmincom PR)