BIFF member’s cadaver, blast mines recovered in Maguindanao

Military troops recovered the cadaver of a member of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and three anti-personnel mines of the group in Maguindanao on March 13.

Soldiers of 1st Mechanized Battalion, 40th Infantry Battalion, and 61st Reconnaissance Company conducted the combat operation in Barangay Inaladan, Shariff Saydona Mustapha on Wednesday.

At 9:45am of the same day, the 40IB troops scoured the area and discovered a BIFF member’s cadaver.

Military troops retrieved the said cadaver for DNA testing.

Soldiers also recovered three anti-personnel mines at the house of Mauiyah.

The Joint Task Force Central continues to launch military operations against the BIFF and the Daesh-inspired terror group in the areas of Salibu-Pagatin-Mamasapano and Shariff Aguak.

“The successful operation was a product of focused and intensified military operations against local terror groups in Central Mindanao,” said Major General Cirilito Sobejana, JTF Central Commander.

“We are committed to provide a safe and secured environment to all communities under our jurisdiction,” added Major General Sobejana.

On March 14, at around 6:30am, the 40IB troops recovered a Caliber .45 pistol, components of anti-personnel mines, and pieces of M16 ammunition while scouring the area.

Earlier, military troops launched surgical operations against combined forces of BIFF and Daesh-inspired fighters in the areas of Salibu-Pagatin-Mamasapano and Shariff Aguak.

The operation commenced on March 12 when 40IB troops exchanged gunfire with BIFF members, yielding to the neutralization of 17 terrorists

“The consolidation of BIFF and Daesh-inspired fighters proved that we effected massive military operations that debilitated their manpower and capability. These terrorists fight on the same battleground to defend themselves against our forces pursuing their tactical offensives in the area,” said Lieutenant General Arnel Dela Vega, commander of Western Mindanao Command.

“While this (consolidation) connotes operational success, our troops on the ground maintain their focused military operations to hunt and pound terrorists in Central Mindanao,” he added.

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