By Julie M. Aurelio
Government troops did not violate a ceasefire with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Mindanao as a top official said the recent movements in two Maguindanao towns were meant as a preemptive move against possible attacks from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.
By Edwin Fernandez
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) accused the military of war posturing and violating the existing ceasefire agreement by deploying troops “in full battle gear” near rebel-identified areas in Maguindanao.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said it could not accept a Bangsamoro Basic Law that “may be constitutional but will not solve the Bangsamoro Question.”
By Jeoffrey Maitem
At least 18 people were killed in fighting that followed near-simultaneous attacks by gunmen belonging to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in different parts of Maguindanao and North Cotabato on Monday, the military said here Tuesday.
By Edwin O. Fernandez
Government forces and Moro rebels clashed anew in Maguindanao early Monday when armed men attempted but failed to over-run two military installations, the Army here said.