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Kayang kaya pala! Maguindanao police, military execs laud MILF efforts vs terrorists

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The Moro Islamic Liberation Front is making a positive step to help government control the spread of terrorism in Maguindanao province, local police and military officials said.

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao police head Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac said the MILF’s gesture against terrorism is “well appreciated.”

MILF forces killed four followers of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and wounded three others in an encounter in Sharif Saidona town last Aug. 2.

But two MILF guerrillas were wounded in the three-hour skirmish. The MILF fighters were tasked to hunt down an ISIS-inspired group led by Esmael Abdulmalik.

Maj. Gen. Arnel dela Vega, head of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, said the MILF’s effort to clear Barangay Pusaw in Sharif Saidona was coordinated with the military.

The MILF started peace efforts with the government in 1997, but a breakaway faction, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, continues to conduct attacks in parts of Mindanao.

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