Military operations kill 11 BIFF members in North Cotabato

/ 08:42 AM December 23, 2017

CONTINUING THREAT. Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), shown in this file photo, were reportedly involved in at least 15 violent incidents during the martial law period in Maguindanao and North Cotabato.  (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / JEOFFREY MAITEM)

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – The military said on Saturday that operations in Carmen, North Cotabato have killed 11 Islamic State-inspired armed men belonging to the group of Esmael Abdulmalik.

Capt. Arvin John Encinas, spokesperson of the army’s 6th Infantry Division based here, said eight members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) died from air strikes that the military has conducted while three others died in clashes with soldiers since Thursday.                        /kga


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