CAMP SIONGCO, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao –The Joint Task force Central continued to launch military operation against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and the Daesh-Inspired terror group in the areas of Salibu-Pagatin-Mamasapano and Shariff Aguak all of Maguindanao.
That on March 13, 2019, while the combined troops of 12th Mechanized Coy of 1st Mechanized Battalion, 40th Infantry Battalion and the 61st Reconnaissance Company were conducting combat clearing operation in Barangay Inaladan, Shariff Saydona Mustapha recovered 3 Anti-Personnel Mines at the house of Mauiyah.
At about 9:45 in the morning of same day, troops of 40IB while scouring the area also discovered one cadaver of BIFF and subsequently get part of the cadaver’s body for DNA testing.
On March 14, at around 6: 30 in the morning, while the troops of 40IB scouring the area, recovered one homemade caliber 45 pistol, components for Anti-Personnel Mines and assorted ammunitions of M16.
The successful operation was a product of the focused and intensified military operations against the local terror groups in Central Mindanao, Major General Cirilito E. Sobejana Commander Joint Task Force Central said.
“We are committed to provide a safe and secured environment to all communities under our jurisdiction,” the Commander added.