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Seven Abu Sayyaf bandits killed in Sulu Sea clash

Seven Abu Sayyaf bandits were killed following an encounter in Sulu Sea on Tuesday. 

Initial information from the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) said that an all-out offensive was launched against the local terror group past 1 in the morning in the open waters of Sulu Sea near Sulare Island in Parang. 

Air and sea attacks were conducted by troops targeting members of the Abu Sayyaf Group under Mannul/Mannor Sawadjaan. 

Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command, said Sawadjaan and his six heavily armed companions were leaving Sulare Island on a speedboat when they were intercepted by government forces.

No critical damage on Navy attack craft after Sulu clash

 The Philippine Navy’s multi-purpose attack craft (MPAC) used in intercepting an Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) speedboat near Sulare Island, Parang, Sulu was not heavily damaged despite taking fire from the terrorists, an official said Wednesday.”There is an ongoing battle damage… Read More


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