21 killed in MNLF-Abu Sayyaf clash

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MANILA, Philippines—More than 20 people were killed and several others were wounded, following the clash that erupted between members of the Moro National Liberation Front and the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu Sunday, police said Monday.

Senior Superintendent Antonio Freyra, Sulu Police provincial director, said 13 people were said to have been killed from the ASG side, while eight were recorded from the MNLF side after the fire fight that ensued along Kabbun Takas in Sulu.

Three MNLF members were also wounded, he said.

The fight transpired after Rolando Letrero and Ramilito Vela—the TV crew of Jordanian reporter Baker Atyani—who were kidnapped last year, were released.

Letrero and Vela were retrieved from a hotel in Sulu around 10 p.m. Saturday.

The victims were taken to Zamboanga City, then to Metro Manila.

He said roughly 200 ASG members joined the fight, while 700 to 1,000 were from the MNLF.

“Nagkalapitan na siguro itong mga ‘to (They fought in close range),” Freyra said.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4EKSPU6WJ2RCLRXCYUU5YEGHFY Nani

    Sabi ng AFP last year, 300 na lang ang natira sa Abus, ngayon naging 700 na. Whom will you believe these days?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PUUZ4QABLVDII6EESYJZ3TAN64 Alvin

       asan ung 700 ASG? basa basa din kapag may time.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETIVE4H6I7ZVBAL72HE3VLGCA4 nicosan

        nabasa naman nya.. di lang nya na intindihan… :D

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/PUUZ4QABLVDII6EESYJZ3TAN64 Alvin

         minsan kasi nauuna comment bago basa. hehe.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/LCRQK2BAQH4LXEOVXN5ETJINVU Jack

        Hahahaha, nga naman, basa muna bago comment!!!!!

    • Loggnat

      Did not comprehend what you read, did you? :)))

      • bugoybanggers

        Hindi ka nakakainteinde. Alamin mo.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    AFP, siguruhing di maubusan ng bala ang bawat panig ha.

  • Pitbulldog

    That’s definitely good news to read so many casualties on the lawless elements.  Kaso, wala naman papel ang AFP diyan.  Papel de liha, meron.  Tagabilang lang ng mga natigok. 

    • Albert Einstien

      you are a poet…i like the way you put it…..miron lang govt…sa GROWTH ng gdp pati ba naman sa security…tama yun OBSERVATION…NOYNOYING GOVT….swerte lang at me mga nagpapakahirap para sa kanilang …(.Mga OFW migrante, BPO at mga MNLF)…….pagMIMIRON…LOL

  • Yobhtron

    Sige hayaan niyo silang magubusan ng lahi!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3HZWJZ5CIT2EIEVQX2QWM2572Y humabon

    muslim brothers fighting each other?! aren’t they trying to control or overlord each other? mindanao is a goldmine of corruption since time immemorial… 

  • MNLFoodcritic

    Akala ko ba may gun ban? Or exempted lang ang ASG at MNLF?

    • Mamang Pulis

      hahaha–loco! :))

  • bugoybanggers

    Iyan na naman, sobra sobra na naman ang bilang. Ang hirap sa mga Pulis o Militar masyado nilang pinararami ang estimate. Buti sana kung pera matutuwa pa kami. 700 VS 1000, ano to battalion na? Baka tig 30 lang. Alam ko po na ang mga ABU o MILF o MNLF kapag nagpapatrolya o nagroronda sila ay HINDI AABOT SA 100. Marami na 60, kaya wag naman ninyong sobrahan.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PUUZ4QABLVDII6EESYJZ3TAN64 Alvin

       asan ung 700 vs 1000 jan? sapa to.

  • $16638896

    very good, cge lang, mag ubusan kayong mga hinayupak kayo hihihih

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

    MNLF units were integrated to the AFP after the peace pact with them.  They also fought alongside the AFP during Erap’s war on the MILF.  They have proven their sincerity by laying down their lives, why hate?

  • Rovingmoron

    Buti sila sila na lang ang mag ubusan para mabawasan ang mga masasamang lahi sa Mindanao.

  • Simon Ward

    That’s between 900 and 1,200 armed combatants in a fire fight at “close range”, and only 20+ people killed. Wow. My fingers are itching to write some pithy comment about marksmanship, but of course this is not a joking matter.

    • Mamang Pulis

      hard to shoot through thick foliage, more than likely it’s a hide– shoot–hide. if the group got a upper ground and were able to out flank–maybe a lot more…but then again these are ‘tsismis’ at the moment—news filtered through the civilians & radio chatter.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CAWLT6SE3IC36RTDVRUIDWO364 Dag Erickson

      SIMON WARD, have you been to a jungle firefight in Mindanao?  Here, just the grass there are about 6 to 8 feet tall. The heat, is terrible. Muslims there understand warfare strating when  they learn to walk. Seriously… Can you fight without MRE? These the best fighters in the world. They are the reason why the COLT .45 calibre pistol was developed. You research!   Let the sissy communist Chinese invade the Philippines and they will eat literally the first commie to set foot on Philippine shores!  Guaranteed!!!

      • Pitbulldog

        Linti.  Anong best fighters in the world?  Best runners in the world pwede pa.  Remember Camp abu Bakar bago pinulbos ng mga sundalo ni Erap?  Naka-televised pa sila – patay kung patay daw.  Kinabukasan, di pa nakikita tongkil ng ilong ng sundalo, nagkaripasan na ng takbo at iniwan ang kampo.  Syet.  Traydor ika mo, dyan sila magaling.  papuntahin mo sa Quezon at magtrayduran sila ng NPA don.

      • AnakSugPakainKaw

        Yan ang mali mo, akala mo iisa lang ang tao sa Camp Abubakar at sa Patikul. Hoy, iba ang Maranao sa Tausog…Sino ba ang alam mo nakatalo sa mga Tausog? Mula Kastila, Americano at Hapon namoblema sa mga Tausog. Pati Filipino, problema pa rin ang Tausog.

        Ilan ang namatay na sundalo sa panahon ni Marcos…Mula kay Kamlon hanggan ngayon puro tigok ang mga AFP. Ilan na general ang pinatay ng Tausog? Batalla? Bautista?

        Walang giyera sa Sulu sa panahon ni Erap dahil alam nya mauubos lang ang kanyang sundalo…

        Try mo pumunta sa Patikul at Luuk.

      • Pitbulldog

        Kakatawa ka.  Ilan ba namatay na Muslim noung panahon ni Marcos, wala?  Galing mo.. Asus.  May pakita pa si Hashim Walang Pasalamat ng anti aircraft sa TV.  Ni hindi nga yata napaputok dahil nagkaripasan na nang takbo. Halos inubos na ni Macoy ang mga yan.  Ang iba dyan lumangoy hanggang Sabah. Ang mga tira tira, pnulbos na ni Erap.  At ang mumo, yan, MILF, ASG – nang dahil sa pulitika lumago pa.  Relihiyon lang pinag-iba dyan, Brod, parehong dugo yan, di magkaiba yan sa tapang.  Namuhay lang kami sa Kristiyanismo na pinahalagahan ang mamuhay at buhayin ang kapwa kahit di kapanilig.  Pag nasa gipitan, yan ang pag-ingatan nyo, mga engots.

      • thana hotong

        Baket hinde ikaw ang tumira Southern Mindanao..
        Basahin mo nga ulet ung article, MNLF at ASG ang nkalagay. Walang Hashim Salamt at MILF. Huwag mo kalimutan na madameng former MNLF na nsa AFP tumulong ke Erap laban sa MILF. Meron akong book “the day we almost lost mindanao” author nyan com-in chief ni marcos sa mindanao baka gusto mong hiramin…. Traydor?? Sabihin mo yan sa mga ninuno mo na tumulong sa Kastila para sakupin kme.. Hayss..

      • AnakSugPakainKaw

        Mas nakakatawa ka, di mo alam ata ang aking isinulat and mukhang galit ka sa mga Muslim (basta Muslim)…

        I knew from the previous post, you are anti-Muslim. Perhaps, you are one of the victim of Muslim violence, if not, I guess you have limited knowledge about Muslim. The fact, you don’t even know the  difference between Tausog and Maranao, between Maranao and Maguindanaon, between Yakan and Sama. So you generalize all, without any exception.

        Of course, there many Muslim died during Marcos, however those are innocent civilians who have no means (guns) to fight the dictator’s army. Speaking of traitorship, who killed the 68 young Tausog reservist in Jabbidah Massacre? Just because these Tausog doesn’t want to take order from the AFP to kill Malaysian and fellow Tausog and to impel violence in Sabah?

        Do you want me to lecture you about the Tausog warrior, because of their bravery, valor and gallantry in which Sabah was given to the Sultanate of Sulu?

      • Pitbulldog

        Bat mo naman nasabi galit ako sa mga Muslim?  I have Muslim friends and clasmates in college at okey naman.  I hate those radicals and extremists in their ranks.  Yon na yon.  Galing naman, tanungin mo si Misuari bat pumayag siya maipag-ceasefire kung mananalo sila.  dahil po, alam niyam uubusin lang ni Macoy lahi niya.  Of course a lot of soldiers died there as well as your great fighters kuno.  they were raw and poorly trained recruits int he early months of the civil war.  nang maglaon, inuubos na mga warriors nyo at di na magkandaugaga sa katatakbo at kahhanap ng ynungib nila.  And so the story goes.  Why not join the mainstream?  Live peacefully with your countrymen, with Christians,  Sa Luzon, nagkalat na nga kayo, ginagalaw ba kayo?  Wag nyo lang dalhin don ang tapang tapang kuno ninyo at babalatan din kayo ng buhay don. Brod, sa tingga, di sinisino kung Tausog ka, Yakan o engot pa.  Isang bala lang yan.

      • Pitbulldog

        Subukan nila tumira naman sa lugar outside MIndanao,at doon sila magyabang yabang.  tingnan natinkung may matitira sa kanila.

  • Mamang Pulis

    MNLF ba o tao ni gov ang tumutugis?? o the same banana??

    :))

  • virgoyap

    It’s good na nagpapatayan sila as long as no innocent civilians will be affected.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PPY3MIH6BDML3DUEKLBV7OEHYU Bing

    di ba gun ban? how come the police are not arresting ASG and MNLF?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQDXUG2JNDICIHOQVPJUXQJFHY Ali

      Good try….hehe

    • jin ichibi

      Nose bleed ako sa comment mo Bing…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYAZBOJYIUCRLWTYJBORBVTTOI boyfarmer

       how can you arrest hundreds of armed men carrying high powered weapons?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4GAGU3D2OUBWCKFB3WUWTALDXU Brahman

       Sige nga Bing arrest mo sila, padala ka namin sa Sulo kasama ng tatay mo para matapang mong sagupain mga mahigit isanlibong armadong mga tulisan na MNLF at Abu Sayaf.

  • nice_boy

    Siguro hindi nagkaigihan sa hatian ng ransom.  Tulad ng hatian ng savings sa senado.  Nobody hates a thief  more than another thief.

  • Hey_Dudes

    Ano bang klaseng tao ang mga ito.  Hindi na ba kayo nagsasawa sa patayan dyan sa Mindanao?  Maawa naman kayo sa iba na gustung gustong makalasap ng katahimikan.  Ano ba ang gusto ninyo harapin araw araw si Mr. Kamatayan?  Bakit hindi na lang kayo lumundag sa gitna ng dagat?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYAZBOJYIUCRLWTYJBORBVTTOI boyfarmer

       these people worship guns, yan ang problema sa Muslim dominated area in Western Mindanao, ang problema ay sila mismo. . .  Christian dominated area which is Eastern Mindanao is relatively peaceful and prosperous. . .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Ubusin nyo na ang mga teroristang Abu Sayaf. Tapos dadami ang mga turista at kayo din ang makikinabang. Paglago ng turismo ay kasabay ng pagdami ng hanapbuhay para sa mga lokal
    na kababayan!

  • arpeelazaro

    Yan ang tama. sila-sila ang magpatayan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2VH54C4AM2UFEVSVA7GDCNLVY Rizal

    Criminal elements must be eradicated. Let progress and lasting peace be realized in Mindanao.

  • garcia677

    These MNLF soldiers that had fallen must be appreciated or be given a posthumous award if only to salute them for their bravery to free the kidnapped victims of the dreaded terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. It’s a job well done though sadly it caused the lives of their comrades for they did the job ought to be undertaken by the military.

  • Adnalab Elrasa

    good job ustad habier malik.killed all kidnaper

  • PinoyPinoyako

    My advice to the Military: Gatungan ninyo pa please para magka-ubusan na ang mga iyan…pareho lang ang mga sungay ng mga iyan…please eradicate them all !!! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RB77HFWKYPOOSGRUY4BZD6RJ4U Ronald

    madugong labanan ito ah MNLF vs Abu sayaf

  • Däve MelÅNÅ

    For the information of everyone the MNLF are auxiliary units of the AFP integrated to help secure the ARMM they are not lowly bandits with Commander. Malik’s deal with autonomy with the RP, and i believe operations like this are given oversight by either the SR’s or the MFR. 

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