Zambo City 7 days after siege PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 September 2013 14:09

After seven days of combat operations against MNLF forces,  Philippine National Police and military forces are closing in on rebel positions, taking calibrated action to avoid hitting few remaining hostages.

The Enriquez Sports  Complex is now jammed with thousands of evacuees affected by the armed confrontation in Sta. Catalina, and Sta. Barbara

Aside from Sta. Barbara and Sta. Catalina, many residents of Zone 3, Mariki , Talon-Talon, Tetuan, Arena Blanco, Rio Hondo and Mampang were forced to flee their homes for fear of their lives.

The sea off Cawa-Cawa shore looks like there is a Regatta competition because of the many bancas and pumpboats belonging to evacuees from Rio Hondo and Mariki.

The Cawa-Cawa beach is like a crowded picnic ground where other evacuees have made their temporary homes.

In the same sea off Cawa-Cawa are several big boats under hold departure since Monday

The government has declared no-fly zone at the Zamboanga City International Airport. —  Allen Abastillas