Operating troops of the 6th Infantry “Kampilan” Division, Philippine Army neutralized a Local Terrorist Group (LTG) member and seized high-powered firearms following an encounter in Sitio Patawali, Barangay Ganta, Datu Salibo, Maguindanao on the 23d of May 2022.
Government troops identified the neutralized armed combatant as Sadam Salandang alias “Sadam”, a member of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters-Karialan Faction under alias “Robot.” They also recovered two M16A1 rifles, one M203 grenade launcher, one Garand rifle, two Carbines, one Barret Cal .50, three M16 magazines, and some bomb-making components.
Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Romeo S. Brawner, Jr., lauded Kampilan troopers for a successful operation that prevents the local terrorists from harassing communities. Lt. Gen. Brawner has vowed to push down much-needed resources and support to 6ID line units to bolster their operations against LTG remnants and other peace spoilers that threaten the people of Central Mindanao. — PA