Philippine Army’s 6IB troops neutralized BIFF leader in Maguindanao

The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) Karialan Faction’s 4th Division Commander and Chief of Staff perished in a fight with the 6th Infantry Battalion of Joint Task Force Central (JTFC) forces in Brgy. Ganta, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao on December 26, 2021. Residents reported an armed presence in the area, prompting the forces to launch… Continue reading Philippine Army’s 6IB troops neutralized BIFF leader in Maguindanao

Army neutralizes new Daulah Islamiya leader, four followers in Maguindanao

In an early morning shootout at Barangay Dabenayan, Mamasapano, Maguindanao, Army troops neutralized Daulah Islamiya’s (DI) new leader, who specializes in IED fabrication and bomb-making, and four of his subordinates. Salahudin Hasan and his wife, who functioned as the terror group’s financial officer, were killed in an encounter with Army troops on October 29 in… Continue reading Army neutralizes new Daulah Islamiya leader, four followers in Maguindanao

Army Chief visits remote patrol bases in Central Mindanao

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Lt. Gen. Andres C. Centino, the Commanding General of the Philippine Army (CGPA), on Tuesday (October 26, 2021) paid a visit to troops deployed to isolated patrol sites under the 6th Infantry Division in Central Mindanao. In Alamada and Taguranao, North Cotabato, Lt. Gen. Centino paid a visit to the Teren-Teren and Taguranao Patrol Bases… Continue reading Army Chief visits remote patrol bases in Central Mindanao

6 extremists of outlawed BIFF surrender in Maguindanao

Six more members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) yielded to the military in this province on Wednesday afternoon. The latest surrenderers came just a day after ten of their compatriots surrendered to the Army’s 1st Mechanized Brigade (1MBde) headquarters in Barangay Kamasi, Ampatuan town, on Tuesday. Lt. Col. Charlie Banaag, commander of… Continue reading 6 extremists of outlawed BIFF surrender in Maguindanao

Civilians in Maguindanao condemns BIFF, violent extremism in the province

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Residents of a conflict-affected community in Maguindanao have repudiated the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and the path of violent extremism cultivated by the terror group, according to the military in Maguindanao. The people of Barangay Pagatin, Datu Salibo, have withdrawn any support for the violent extremists, according to Lt. Col. Charlie Banaag, commander of… Continue reading Civilians in Maguindanao condemns BIFF, violent extremism in the province