Azerbaijan says 1 dead in Armenian attack

Foreign Policy Research Institute

One of Azerbaijan’s soldiers was killed in a clash with Armenian rebels on Monday, in an apparent intensification of hostilities that threatens to undermine a recent Russian-brokered ceasefire. The ambush was carried out on Sunday by an unauthorized group of Armenian fighters in area next to the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, according to the defense ministry.… Continue reading Azerbaijan says 1 dead in Armenian attack

Abu Sayyaff Group member yields to Marine troops in Sulu

Photo from Naval Forces Western Mindanao's Facebook page

On Monday, December 28, 2020, another member of the recognized terrorist group Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) surrendered to Marine soldiers from Marine Battalion Landing Team-1 of Naval Task Group Sulu/ 4th Marine Brigade in Panamao, Sulu. Akri Bauddin Abdulhamsi, who was purportedly linked to the late ASG Sub-leader Hairula Abduraja, was recognized by Marine Intelligence… Continue reading Abu Sayyaff Group member yields to Marine troops in Sulu

4 NPAs, 1 Milisya ng Bayan yield to Army in Agusan Del Norte a day after CPP anniversary

Four regular combatants of the Communist New People’s Army (NPA) Terrorist (CNT) and one Milisya ng Bayan (MB) member in Agusan del Norte have surrendered to troopers of the 23rd Infantry “Masigasig” Battalion in Jamboree Site, Purok 6, Barangay Alubihid, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, after deciding to abandon the hopeless cause and ideology of the… Continue reading 4 NPAs, 1 Milisya ng Bayan yield to Army in Agusan Del Norte a day after CPP anniversary

NPA Front Secretary’s dead body abandoned by comrades, another 1 wounded, captured by Army troops

Philippine Army Photo

During five consecutive confrontations in San Isidro, Northern Samar, a high-ranking New People’s Army (NPA) terrorist leader was killed, while another was wounded. Several high- and low-powered rifles, ammunition, IEDs, claymore mines, and grenades were also seized. On the morning of December 21, 2020, the 43rd Infantry Battalion forces and the Communist NPA Terrorists (CNT)… Continue reading NPA Front Secretary’s dead body abandoned by comrades, another 1 wounded, captured by Army troops

Terrorist killed during 75IB collision with CPP-NPA-Terrorists

Philippine Army photo

On December 23, 2020, soldiers from the 75th Infantry “Marauder” Battalion fought CPP-NPA-Terrorists (CNT) at Sitio Kabalawan, Barangay Anahaw Daan, Tago, Surigao del Sur. Around 5:00 p.m., more than ten CNTs from Guerilla Front 19, North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee, engaged in combat. One CNT member was killed in the conflict, and one AK47 rifle,… Continue reading Terrorist killed during 75IB collision with CPP-NPA-Terrorists

6 BIFF members surrender in Maguindanao

Photo: 6th Infantry Division - Kampilan

A new batch of six Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) combatants on December 28, 2020 withdrew their membership from BIFF, an extremist group affiliated with the Karialan faction, and surrendered to the 90th Infantry (BIGKIS LAHI) Battalion and Pagalungan Municipal Station in Pagalungan, Maguindanao. In a humble ceremony at Municipal Hall, Brgy. Poblacion, Pagalungan town,… Continue reading 6 BIFF members surrender in Maguindanao

Soldiers in Sultan Kudarat drop leaflets in NPA-affected areas in time for Christmas

Photo: 37IB - Conqueror Battalion

Troops from the 37th Infantry “Conqueror” Battalion dropped leaflets by air in Communist Terrorist Group-affected communities in the far-flung barangays of Kalamansig, and Palimbang, both of Sultan Kudarat, on December 27, 2020. The pamphlets provided pertinent information on government initiatives that NPA members and supporters who lay down their firearms and live normal lives might… Continue reading Soldiers in Sultan Kudarat drop leaflets in NPA-affected areas in time for Christmas

35 individuals claiming to be members of MNLF arrested in Rizal

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) announced Monday that 35 people claiming to be members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) were arrested in Rizal for allegedly engaging in unlawful paramilitary training. Reiterating that the suspects were also caught illegally discharging firearms and wearing military uniforms in a camp, they set up… Continue reading 35 individuals claiming to be members of MNLF arrested in Rizal

Smuggled goods flagged up in Maguindanao by Philippine Marine troops

Photo: Naval Forces Western Mindanao

The Marine Battalion Landing Team-5 of the Naval Task Group Central/ 1st Marine Brigade (1MBDE) seized an elf truck with unregistered cigarettes worth P1.4 million in Barangay Sapad, Matanog, Maguindanao on December 26, 2020. The white Isuzu elf truck with temporary plate number 1230 112145 was flagged down by Marine Troops executing combined AFP-PNP mobile… Continue reading Smuggled goods flagged up in Maguindanao by Philippine Marine troops

Army seized CNTs’ hideout in Iloilo in the midst of the Yuletide season

Photo: 301st Infantry Bayanihan Brigade

Members of the Communist NPA Terrorist (CNTs) were encountered by the Army’s 61st Infantry (Hunter) Battalion, 3ID, Philippine Army at Brgy. Tigmarabo, Miagao, Iloilo on December 26, 2020 at around 1:00 PM. The firefight occurred while troops from the 61IB Philippine Army were conducting a community security patrol in the hinterland barangays to ensure a… Continue reading Army seized CNTs’ hideout in Iloilo in the midst of the Yuletide season