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Army Troops Clashes with Communist Terrorists in Sarangani, Seizes High-Powered Firearm

Army Troops Clashes with Communist Terrorists in Sarangani

CAMP SIONCO, MAGUINDANAO – Joint Task Force Central Forces clashes with a group of NPA Terrorists at Barangay Nalus, Kiamba, Sarangani Province on the morning of December 6, 2021.

Major General Juvymax R Uy stressed that military forces are in the far-flung barangays of Kiamba Municipality to secure the community after reports were received that members of the NPA continuously threaten and extort the residents of the said barangay. “It is our constitutional mandate to protect the Filipino People and the country from any threat groups,” Maj. Gen. Uy added.

Lieutenant Colonel Anhouvic Atilano, Commanding Officer of 38th Infantry Battalion disclosed that troops from 38IB encountered an undetermined number of Communist Terrorists under Platoon Central, Guerilla Front Musa for about 30-minutes. Troops seized one (1) 5.56mm M16 A1 Rifle and likewise recover various war materials and accessories after the clash.

On the other hand, one (1) Enlisted Personnel of 38IB was wounded in action during the said armed clash and is currently in stable condition after being transported to the nearest hospital.

“I call on the remnants of the communist terrorists to return to the folds of the law. Your government has prepared the necessary assistance to help all of you begin a normal life with your families,” said Maj. Gen. Uy.

Since January of this year, more than 100 former communist terrorists have returned to the folds of the law coming from the different municipalities under JTF Central area of operation. These accomplishments were realized with the help of the local government units and members of the community who has been instrumental in encouraging the former NPA combatants to surrender.

At the same time, JTF Central forces have been relentless in the conduct of focused military operations and community support programs in order to drive out communist terrorists from the barangays and isolate the communities from their influence and atrocities.

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