Militar, Sayyaf engkuwentro sa Basilan
Nakaengkuwentro ng mga sundalo ang ilang miyembro ng Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) sa bayan ng Sumisip sa Basilan.
“Based on the initial report from the ground, troops of the 68th Infantry Battalion were conducting combat operation when they chanced upon more or less 10 fully-armed local terrorists at Sitio Penas, Barangay Benembengan of the said municipality at 1:45 p.m. today,” sinabi ni Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., WestMinCom Commander kamakalawa.
“A short firefight ensued which lasted for five minutes after which the enemy withdrew bringing along their casualties with them,” dagdag niya.
Patuloy namang ang paghabol ng mga tropa sa mga rebelde.
“We are thankful that no one from our side was hurt during the armed confrontation. Our troops are still scouring the area to possibly determine the number of casualties on the enemy side,” sinabi ni Col. Gobway.
Naglagay na ng checkpoint ang militar para maharang agad ang mga tumatakas na rebelde. (Kiko Cueto)