The BIFF is believed to have taken 10 high-powered firearms, including a 90RR or recoilless rifle. He also said claims that some of the SAF commandos were executed at close range were “hard to believe” and urged the public to wait for the completion of the investigation. But for the BIFF, Mama said they were anxious and were gearing up for possible government retaliation over the Mamasapano carnage.
Al Haq, however, said the Senate inquiry was an acceptable process while commending some of the senators for asking the right questions. “We are here waiting for them to enter our territory.
The rise of pro-ISIS groups in the country has raised alarm in Washington and the Philippines’ neighbors in the region, which fear that the notorious terror group was seeking to establish a new front in Asia amid its successive losses in Iraq and Syria.
The government said at least 280 suspected terrorists have been killed since the clashes erupted a month ago.
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Malacañang on Tuesday said President Rodrigo Duterte would “not tolerate murders” committed by policemen after the British news agency Reuters published a special report detailing the alleged summary executions of three drug suspects in Tondo, Manila, in October.
Petraeus now works at the global investment firm KKR.AP DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Both the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) just shrugged off the claims by former Special Action Force commander Getulio Napeñas that the police commandos that launched the operation against high value targets in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao were able to kill at least 250 rebels in the 11-hour gun battle.Von Al Haq, vice chair for military affairs of the MILF, said that he found it illogical for Napeñas to claim that the highly trained police commandos were able to protect their line and were able to deliver heavy damage to the armed rebels. Maybe they also counted the rocks in the area,” Al Haq told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone. Why would he claim that the SAF were able to kill that many people when they were already pinned down? Mama revealed that they were among those who engaged the 55th Special Action Company at the cornfield.25 that killed 44 elite police commandos, takes his oath at the start of the Philippine Senate probe Monday, Feb.9, 2015 at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines."Like the President said, we’re quite capable at this stage.