Troops overrun 4th BIFF enclave

Published March 22, 2019, 5:43 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Ali Macabalang

COTABATO CITY – Field troops of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division (6ID) have overrun another enclave of extremist combatants of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao, bringing to four the number of BIFF lairs captured in two weeks.

Soldiers from the 57th Infantry Battalion occupied on Thursday Barangay Magaslong in Datu Piang town, discovering trenches and makeshift shelters left by BIFF gunmen amid the military’s surgical operations revived two weeks ago, a 6ID statement said.

It was the fourth rebel hideout to fall in two weeks of operations against all three BIFF factions in Maguindanao towns surrounding the 220,000-hectare Liguasan Marsh, meant to neutralize all three factions in the group.

 
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