PH Army overrun NPA hideout in Zambo Sur

PH Army overrun NPA hideout in Zambo Sur


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Military troops have overrun a known hideout of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) following a military operation in the hinterlands of of Zamboanga del Sur.

Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said the weekend firefight took place at around 11:10 a.m. in an area bordering Barangays Buenasuerte and Laperian in Tukuran town and Barangay Dipaya, Labangan, both in Zamboanga del Sur.

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Government troops under the Army's 53rd Infantry Battalion (IB) chanced upon a hideout of the NPAs while on security operation.

Vinluan said the rebels belonging to the NPA's Main Regional Guerrilla Unit (MRGU) of Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee (WMRPC) fled to different directions.

Government troops were able to retrieve two tents, empty shells of AK-47 assault rifle and M-16 Armalite rifle, and assorted food items, he said.

Brig. Gen. Leonel Nicolas, 102nd Infantry Brigade commander, said no casualty was recorded among the troops while a pursuit operation had been launched against the fleeing NPA rebels. 


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