At least 20 bandits of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and the Daesh-Inspired terror group were neutralized in a 3-day surgical operation complemented by the ground troops in the areas of Salibu-Pagatin-Mamasapano and Shariff Aguak all of Maguindanao.
Two of among those casualties were recovered in Brgy Inaladan, Shariff Saydona Mustapha by the troops of 40th Infantry Battalion, and one of which is a foreigner believed to be an Arab.
Accordingly, on March 12, 2019 while the troops of 40IB were conducting combat clearing operation supported by air and artillery fires in Brgy Inaladan encountered undetermined number of terrorist group that resulted to the neutralization of 17 BIFF members identified as Abdul Karim Kadil, Yusop Lakiman, @Paks/Pagal, Yusop @ Bastardo, Musa @ USA, Dungadong @ Dong, Hamer Lakiman, Alladin Bagundong, Baser Abdula, Muhalidin Akob, Ansare Mukalir, Datokan Masala, Mutasir Manap, Kage Manap, Duang Ali , Mubarak Antoling, and Yusop Kadir.
Ground troops also reported that there were parts of human body have seen in the encounter site and recovery of war paraphernalia’s and Anti-Personnel Mines.
On the other hand, one government troop made an ultimate sacrifice fighting against the terrorist group just to ensure the safety and security of its civilian communities and 11 others were wounded.
The neutralization of foreign national significantly reduces the capability of the terror group on training and manufacturing of Anti-Personnel Mines.
“We will go after the bandits to safeguard the civilians and put an end to this menace of society,” Major General Cirilito E Sobejana Commander 6th Infantry Division said.
“Soldiers of the 6ID have been vigilantly guarding the entire Central Mindanao in order to constrict the firefight in specific engagement areas and continue to pursue the remnants of the terror group,” the Commander added. 6th Infantry Division