War materials and Anti-Personnel Mines recovered in a continuing combat clearing operation

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CAMP SIONGCO, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao –Troops of 601st Infantry Brigade through the 57th Infantry Battalion and 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion gain another significant accomplishment in a separate areas, of a continuing combat clearing operation against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and the DAESH Inspired terrorist group in Maguindanao on March 20 and 21, 2019 respectively.

Troops of 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion while scouring the discovered enemy encampment in Brgy Magaslong, Datu Piang recovered another Anti-Personnel Mines components composed of four RPG ammunitions, two 60mm mortar ammunitions, more or less 1 kilo black powder, one Anti-Personnel Mines plastic container, assorted nails and spoke.

It can be recalled that said encampment was discovered last March 19 by the said unit.

Accordingly, the enemy encampment is possible a bomb factory of the BIFF.

Meanwhile, troops of 37th Infantry Battalion operational controlled to 57th Infantry Battalion while conducting combat clearing operation in Brgy Penditin, town of Shariff Saydona Mustapha on March 21, 2019 discovered four radio antennas and three Anti-Personnel Mines in the ceiling of an abandoned house.

On the other hand, combined troops of 34th Infantry Battalion and 57th Infantry Battalion, while conducting combat clearing operation in Brgy Penditin, Shariff Saydona Mustapha encountered more or less 10 terrorist group of BIFF on March 21, 2019 at around 12:50 in the afternoon that lasted for about 20 minutes.

Said firefight resulted to the recovery of the following: one M2 Carbine, assorted war materials, two Anti-Personnel Mines, and personal belongings of the terrorist group.

“The successful operation is attributed to the community who gave their full support by providing vital information that leads to the destruction of suspected lair of the terrorist group,” Major General Cirilito E. Sobejana, 6th Infantry Kampilan Division Commander said.