PCG augments Army, Navy in operation against Abu Sayyaf

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) deployed units to support the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in providing naval blockade against terrorist group Abu Sayyaf on January 19.

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“Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station in Tawi-Tawi augmented the forces of the Philippine Army (PA) and the Philippine Navy (PN) during an encounter with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), killing four suspected ASG members in Barangay Lakit-Lakit, Tawi-Tawi yesterday, 19 January 2020,” PCG said.

PCG said it deployed floating assets and conducted joint naval blockade with the Navy in monitoring possible escape routes of the ASG.