Skip to comments.Thousands flee as Philippines pursues Muslim militants
Posted on 08/11/2007 11:40:38 AM PDT by mdittmar
Thousands of people have fled their homes on the southern Philippine island of Jolo as troops pursue Muslim militants blamed for killing more than 20 soldiers, officials said on Saturday.
Jolo brigade commander Colonel Anthony Supnet said his troops would continue to hunt the gunmen, even though they had broken up into smaller groups and scattered into the hinterlands of Jolo.
Supnet said the attackers were members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), a group that had signed a peace accord with the government in 1996, and the Abu Sayyaf, an extremist group not covered by the accord.
He accused the MNLF of helping the Abu Sayyaf, saying that a prominent Abu Sayyaf member who was killed in the fighting had an MNLF membership card.
The military has suffered at least 26 dead and 17 wounded in the fighting in Jolo over the past week. Most of them were killed in two ambushes on Thursday.
Five Muslim rebels have also been confirmed killed but Supnet said that local residents told them that about 40 had been slain. He said the rebels removed the bodies of their comrades.
He alleged that among the rebels hiding with the MNLF forces were two wanted members of the South-east Asian terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyaah, Dulmatin and Umar Patek.
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roaches are roaches, you can kill a bunch and somehow they just keep coming back.
Prayers for our guys over there and happy hunting.
Oh, ya'll didn't know we were there. That's why it's called a World wide war on Terror fellas.
My dad was there,guess that’s why I’m able to be here.
And after they’re done with the MNLF, they can pursue some MILF!
Some things never change. We’ve been fighting them off and on for over a century.
Not playing FR “hall monitor” because I think that any TRUE press about
Muslims (aka, “Islamic Terrorists”) is GOOD PRESS in terms of warning
Europeans and Americans about the THREAT they face:
The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) - which signed a peace deal
with the government in 1996 - claimed responsibility for the ambush,
saying it was in retaliation for earlier army offensives.
Too bad General Pershing wasnt allowed to completely neutralize
these eternal troublemaking Moros.
Knocking Out the Moros
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A hundred years ago, we had troops in the Philippines hunting Moros. Unfortunately for the Moros, many of the NCOs and officers had experience in the Indian Wars. You don’t chase guerrillas thru the bushes — you find out where they go to rest and resupply, you find out where they live, and deal with them there
Takin’ care of business.
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