• MILF ‘leaking’ govt ops to breakaway group

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    The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is suspected of leaking to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters military operations in Maguindanao province in southern Philippines against the BIFF.

    A military commander on Monday bared plans to raise the matter to the joint Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH) of the Government of the Philippines (GPH).

    Government, military and MILF officials met after members of the BIFF retreated from pursuing government forces to MILF communities in Maguindanao.

    The meetings were held to prevent misencounters between security forces and the MILF and safeguard a ceasefire with the separatist group.

    The military, citing intelligence reports, said its operational plans are being passed on to the BIFF, thus compromising such plans, a highly-placed source disclosed.

    “The situation is thorny. I will raise this matter to the CCCH because, apparently, the matters discussed during the meetings are being leaked to the BIFF. It’s very sad that this is happening,” said the source, who is involved in the operations and privy to the meetings.

    He added that they coordinate the operations with the MILF.

    The source said the BIFF has “advanced information” on targets of the military operations.

    Many of the BIFF members were former or are still members of the MILF.

    A number of them also have relatives in the Muslim communities, the reason why BIFF members on the run from the military find sanctuary in the communities.

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    1. Do the military still trust the milf at this times? That’s incompetence. Telling the mild if military plans or operation is just plain stupid no wonder the afp has high casualties in combat operations.