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AFP fields more troops in Basilan to run after Abus

Sunday, July 29, 2012

AFP fields more troops in Basilan to run after Abus

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  • Sunday, 29 July 2012 

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday deployed a C-130 plane loaded with Army troops in Zamboanga City to conduct offensive operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).

The move came  following an encounter on Thursday night that killed at least 10 soldiers and wounded 17 other members of the Army.

Report reaching the AFP headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City said  soldiers from the Philippine Army’s 64th Infantry Battalion arrived in Zamboanga City yesterday at around 3 p.m.

They were brought to Camp Arturo Enrile in Barangay Malagutay.

The C-130 plane also carried coffins for the soldiers killed in the clash.

A send-off ceremony for the fallen soldiers will be held inside the Air Base.

However, the Western Mindanao Command has been strict in allowing media to cover the ceremony..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/headlines/item/2177-afp-fields-more-troops-in-basilan-to-run-after-abus

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