Sobejana said to prevent members or bombers of the BIFF
from launching bombings with the use of IEDs, they will increase their visibility by enhancing their intelligence efffort.
Army troopers prepare to fire 81mm mortar as they drive away BIFF
rebels from the periphery of Datu Paglas town proper in Maguindanao Tuesday noon.
Maguindanao Governor Esmael 'Toto' Mangudadatu helped in the mainstreaming project that will assist former BIFF
rebels in returning to their communities.
1, reportedly killing four BIFF
combatants and wounding scores others.
Soldiers found materials for improvised explosive devices along three escape routes the BIFF
gunmen took to the hinterland boundary of Ampatuan and South Upi town in Maguindanao The outlawed BIFF
has been blamed for bombings in central Mindanao since the group emerged in 2010.
Two days ago, the military overran the camps put up by the BIFF
in Tonganon and Bentangan in Carmen, according to Encinas.
Alfredo Rosario of the Army's 602nd Brigade said Saturday credit for the prompt interception of the BIFF
bandits should go to vigilant Datu Montawal residents who reported seeing them on board pumpboats proceeding to a riverside village in Barangay Tunggol.
They also captured BIFF
members Mohamid Kambilan and Abdulah Minola.
Jo Ann Petinglay said an undetermined number of BIFF
men strafed the headquarters of the 1st Mechanized Brigade at Barangay Kabingi, Datu Saudi Ampatuan town around 10 p.m.
A hardware store owner said partners abroad are worried of expanding their business in central Mindanao for fear of BIFF
They said the slain men, suspected to be BIFF
members, were on a bombing mission in the province.
This was disclosed to the Manila Bulletin here by Abu Misry Mama, BIFF
spokesperson in an interview.
abducts, kills 2 farmers in Maguindanao town !-- -- John Unson (philstar.com) - September 3, 2018 - 11:40am MAGUINDANAO, Philippines .
At least 12 gunmen from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF
) were killed in air and ground assaults by government troops in Maguindanao province on Sunday and Monday, a military official said.
The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF
) has a new leader after the death of its founder Ameril Umbra Kato.