Update on the Encounter in Sulu vs ASG

Heavy firefight erupted 11:30am this morning (Feb 2, 2019) between the troops of 5th Scout Ranger Battalion under LTC MARLO S JOMALESA with more or less 150 Abu Sayyaf group under Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan at Sitio Sungkog, Bgy Kabbon Takas, Patikul, Sulu.

Firefight lasted for 1hr & 50 min.

Initial Result:
Gov’t Side: Five (5) KIAs and eighteen (18) WIAs

Enemy Side: Three (3) killed and fifteen (15) wounded including Idang Susukan, sub leader of Sawadjaan.

Troops are still in pursuit of fleeing bandits.

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