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Thursday, 23 August 2018 12:12

Amid the conduct of sustained military operations, troops of the 1st Scout Ranger Battalion led by Major John ReysantiAling encountered more or less thirty (30) Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members under ASG Sub-leader Mujer Yadahat around 3 p.m. August 21st in Barangay Tugas, Patikul, Sulu.

Likewise, operating troops of the 5th Scout Ranger Battalion led by Lieutenant Colonel Jomalesa encountered another group of Abu Sayyaf in Barangay Latih, Patikul, Sulu at around 9:05 a.m. same day.

Hitherto, two (2) armed individuals believed to be affiliated with Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) Sub-leader FurujiIndamawere apprehended during a clearing operation conducted by the Alpha Company of the 18th Infantry Battalion on August 18, 2018 at Sitio Pusong-Pusong, Barangay Camamburingan, Ungkaya Pukan, Basilan Province.

Captured individuals were identified asVilyamin Garamun and Geramun Dahocoh. Seized from their possession were one (1) Carbine and one (1) M1 Garand rifle and ammunitions.

“The Western Mindanao Command is committed to sustain its operations against the ASG in Sulu and Basilan. We will not falter until the last bandit will be neutralized,” said Lieutenant General Arnel B. Dela Vega, Commander of the Western Mindanao Command.

“With the support of the local chief executives, stakeholders, and the community, our campaign against terrorism will soon bear the fruit of lasting peace and prosperity not only in Sulu and Basilan but the entire Western Mindanao,” he added.

The military continues to intensify the conduct of sustained military operations against the ASG members who continue to create chaos in the provinces of Sulu and Basilan.(Westmincom PR)