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  • Philippine troops kill 7 communist rebels

    01/13/2010 11:46:43 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 8 replies · 318+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | Jan 14, 2010
    MANILA, Philippines – Philippine soldiers killed seven communist rebels in a clash north of Manila on Thursday, as government troops pressed their campaign to end the 40-year-old insurgency this year, an army spokesman said. Troops encountered about 30 New People's Army guerrillas in Bulacan province, triggering an hourlong battle that left seven dead, one of the highest fatalities among the rebels in recent weeks, Lt. Col. Arnulfo Burgos said. Rebel spokesmen could not be immediately reached for comment.
  • Moro Islamic Liberation Front and its jihadi child-soldiers

    12/12/2008 2:42:55 PM PST · by Cindy · 42 replies · 14,136+ views
    REUTERS via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | December 12, 2008 | n/a
    <p>ARTICLE SNIPPET: ""When we met with the leadership of the MILF, they agreed that they had children in their midst and they agreed to enter into an action plan with a UN country team to ensure the separation of the children from their ranks and their return to civilian life," she said...</p>
  • Philippine Army Confirms Alliance Between Muslim And Communist Rebels In Mindanao

    08/27/2008 9:42:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies · 890+ views
    mindanaoexaminer.com ^ | August 27, 2008
    MANILA, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / August 27, 2008) – The Philippine Army on Wednesday confirmed government reports that Muslim rebels and have forged an alliance with communist insurgents in Mindanao, where security forces are battling the guerillas. Colonel Daniel Lucero, commander of the Army’s Civil-Military Operations, said the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the outlawed New People’s Army have forged a formal alliance as early as in 1999. “In fact, an informal agreement has been in existence since the late 1980’s. The formal link between the NDF, represented by the Mindanao Commission, and the MILF was forged in 1999. The...
  • Saddam's Philippines Terror Connection(Yes, Saddam financially supported terrorists)

    03/18/2006 5:58:16 AM PST · by KCRW · 129 replies · 3,699+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/18/2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REGIME PROVIDED FINANCIAL support to Abu Sayyaf, the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group founded by Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law in the Philippines in the late 1990s, according to documents captured in postwar Iraq. An eight-page fax dated June 6, 2001, and sent from the Iraqi ambassador in Manila to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad, provides an update on Abu Sayyaf kidnappings and indicates that the Iraqi regime was providing the group with money to purchase weapons. The Iraqi regime suspended its support--temporarily, it seems--after high-profile kidnappings, including of Americans, focused international attention on the terrorist group. The...
  • Philippines - NBI: US worried FBI files may have gone to Reds [Aragoncillo spy case]

    10/11/2005 10:36:58 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 584+ views
    inq7.net (Philippines) ^ | October 12, 2005 | Margaux Ortiz
    THE UNITED STATES is concerned classified documents allegedly stolen by Leandro Aragoncillo and Michael Ray Aquino may have ended up in the hands of communists, according to an official of the National Bureau of Investigation. Ricardo Diaz, chief of the NBI’s Interpol division, said at a recent meeting that US officials noted that known leftists were at the forefront of so-called destabilization efforts and mass actions in the country. “They said there was a possibility that the classified government information from the White House and FBI [the Federal Bureau of Investigation] are now in the hands of the local...
  • Philippine rebels threaten U.S. troops

    03/28/2005 4:11:09 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies · 396+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer AP ^ | March 28, 2005 | JIM GOMEZ
    MANILA, Philippines -- Communist guerrillas on Monday renewed their threat against U.S. troops on training missions in the Philippines, saying the deaths of American soldiers in Iraq prove they can be killed despite their superior military power. The Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People's Army, accused the U.S. government of attempting to crush their insurgency by supplying weapons and training to Filipino soldiers. The rebel army marks its 36th anniversary on Tuesday. The United States has about 100 soldiers in the Philippines as part of annual training exercises. Washington considers the communist rebels a...
  • MILF ordered $2 million in arms from North Korea

    03/13/2003 12:36:58 PM PST · by Angelus Errare · 48 replies · 7,627+ views
    ABS-CBNNews.com ^ | 3/13/03 | Fernan Marasigan
    AFP officials say MILF ordered $2-M in arms from Nokor spy By FERNAN MARASIGAN TODAY Reporter The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has ordered more than $2-million worth of armaments and sophisticated weapons from an alleged North Korean intelligence officer, as part of rebel plan to launch an all-out war against the government, military officials said Thursday. The officials said the rebels also plan to purchase minisubmarines to augment its fighting capability. These orders and plans were revealed, the military added, by documents seized from the house of MILF chairman Salamat Hashim, when the military overran the rebel camp in...