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Gov’t, MILF trade raps on clash; 19 troops dead 10/20/2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gov’t, MILF trade raps on clash; 19 troops dead

10/20/2011
Government forces and Muslim rebels which figured in a deadly clash that left at least 19 soldiers dead gave conflicting claims on which side started the firefight with the military accusing the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) of shielding terrorists that government forces tried to serve warrants of arrest on and the MILF claiming that government troops initiated the violent confrontation after they attacked a rebel camp near the town of Al-Barka.

Col. Tony Parlade, spokesman for the Philippine Army, accused the MILF of not only shielding its “terrorist criminal comrades” but also sending reinforcements that triggered a 10-hour fierce gun battle with government troops.

The military also accused the MILF of “murdering” six soldiers who were taken captive and earlier declared missing during a clash on Basilan island in which at least 13 other troops died..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20111020hed2.html

1 comment

Jesusa Bernardo said...

kawawa naman. ilang batang sundalo na ang napapatay ng mga milf na ito, ang milf na nagtutulak ng paghati ng mindanao kasabwat ang kalbong agila . grabe, mga bagsak na kasi ito noong panahon ni erap eh sukat bang isauli ng mga dilaw ang mga base, atbp. nito.

"The military also accused the MILF of “murdering” six soldiers who were taken captive and earlier declared missing during a clash on Basilan island in which at least 13 other troops died.

"The fighting was one of the worst outbreaks of violence between the government and the separatist MILF guerrillas in years, and further complicated peace talks that were already deadlocked.""

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