Joint Task Force Central (JTFC) conducted intensified military operations at a terrorists identified lair in Sitio Tatak, Barangay Tugal, Sultan Sa Barongis, Maguindanao at around 6 o’clock in the morning yesterday (February 2, 2019).
JTFC launched surgical air, artillery and ground operation to the identified and confirmed targets against the DAESH inspired terrorist group under Salahudin Hassan.
The operation resulted to the eight (8) terrorists killed (5 were identified as Hashim; Abo Salik; Abo Tutin; Saidin Kusain and, Guabar Sulaiman) and ten (10) wounded including Salahudin Hassan (critically wounded), based on human intelligence (HumInt).
Further, the operation also resulted to the destruction of suspected 20-capacity bunkers and foxholes of the DAESH Inspired terrorist groups.
The successful operation is a result of positive information and support provided by the former members of BIFF who surrendered to “JTF Central.”
“We ease the fear of our people and assure them that safety procedures were undertaken and deliberately planned by JTFC giving due concern to the safety of the civilian populace”, Joint Task Force Central Commander Major General Cirilito E. Sobejana said.
“Appropriate coordination was also made with MILF CCCH and the targeted areas were confined to locations far from the local communities.”
“I am very determined to defeat these threat groups and prevent them from doing terroristic activities to bring about peace in Central Mindanao.” Major General Sobejana added.