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Gutsy officer in bungled raid found guilty, demoted

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“I fell here, I’ll rise here.” A bemedaled Army officer kept up a brave front on Tuesday as he was found guilty by a general court-martial of bungling an operation against renegade guerrillas in Al-Barka town, Basilan province, two years ago, causing a clash that left 19 Special Forces soldiers dead.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Military court finds remaining officer in bungled Basilan operations guilty

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A soldier carries a wounded comrade airlifted by helicopter from Al-Barka, Basilan, for treatment in Zamboanga City last month. At least 19 soldiers of the Special Action Forces were killed in a clash with Moro rebels. AP FILE PHOTO

The remaining officer facing charges in the bungled operations in Al Barka, Basilan in 2011 which claimed lives of 19 of the Army’s Special Forces and injured 14 others was found guilty by military court on Tuesday.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

An encounter for peace in Al-Barka

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MEMBERS of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)  and the Philippine Army’s 103rd Brigade test their strengths in a game of tug-of-war in October last year to celebrate the formal signing of the framework peace agreement between the government and MILF negotiators in Malacañang. RICHEL V. UMEL

The last time they met, heads rolled as blood flowed in what was seen as one of the most grossly lopsided encounters between soldiers and Moro rebels in Basilan.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

AFP to review guilty verdict vs soldier in al-Barka debacle

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines will review the general court martial’s guilty verdict against Colonel Almikandra Undog, one of the soldiers involved in the Al-Barka debacle in 2011, which killed 19 members of the Philippine Army’s Special Forces.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP speeds up court martial of 4 military officers over Basilan massacre

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The General Court Martial (GCM) of four senior military officers over the Al Barka, Basilan massacre a year ago is being fast-tracked, an Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesman said Wednesday.

Posted: October 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Members of court martial for Al Barka bloodbath named

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Armed Forces chief General Jessie Dellosa has named the members of the general court martial that will try the four accused Army officers involved in the Al Barka incident, which left 19 of Army’s Special Forces slaughtered by Abu Sayyaf and Moro Islamic Liberation Front forces in October last year, a military spokesman said Monday.

Posted: April 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Still no court-martial for 4 Army officers

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AFP Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Jessie Dellosa INQUIRER PHOTO

Despite the recommendations of an Army panel, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has yet to begin court-martial proceedings against four Army commanders in connection with the Oct. 18, 2011 deaths of 19 soldiers in an encounter with Muslim secessionist rebels in Al Barka, Basilan.

Posted: March 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP panel to probe Al-Barka operation

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will decide early next month whether or not to court martial the officers involved in the October 18 military operation in Al-Barka, Basilan, that resulted in the death of 19 Army Special Forces troops and the wounding of 15
others.

Posted: November 14th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

13 MILF commanders charged for soldiers’ deaths

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Moro Islamic Liberation Front, MILF commanders, Al Barka, Basilan, multiple murder, multiple frustrated murder, Dan Laksaw Asnawi

Posted: November 9th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Military no longer honors ‘ATS’ anywhere

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The so-called “area of temporary stay” for Muslim rebels in Al-Barka, Basilan, where 19 soldiers were killed in an ambush last month no longer exists, according to Army chief Lt. Gen. Arturo Ortiz. This temporary arrangement that was set up with the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) during a military operation years ago will [...]

Posted: November 5th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Cooperate or stand aside, AFP tells MILF in Basilan

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A soldier carries a wounded comrade airlifted by helicopter from Al-Barka, Basilan, for treatment in Zamboanga City last month. At least 19 soldiers of the Special Action Forces were killed in a clash with Moro rebels. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Army deployed special forces troops to track down the killers of 19 soldiers in Basilan province as the government called on the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to “cooperate or stand aside.”

Posted: November 2nd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘All-out war, all-out justice’–what’s that?

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In the wake of the killing of 19 Special Forces soldiers in Al-Barka, Basilan, the Aquino administration has gone out of its way to explain its process in formulating policy on the Mindanao war. Forced by the Basilan clash to clarify his administration’s vague policy of neither war nor peace, President Aquino on Oct. 24 [...]

Posted: October 31st, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t to take up Al-Barka incident with MILF in Nov. talks, says Deles

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Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita “Ging” Deles. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – The government will take up the Al-Barka incident with leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front if informal talks with the rebel group push through in early November in Kuala Lumpur, said Secretary Teresita Deles, presidential adviser on the peace process. Deles said issues of accountability over the incident that killed 19 [...]

Posted: October 29th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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