• MNLF fighters massing up in Sulu


    GOVERNMENT security forces on Tuesday are strictly monitoring the reported massing-up of more the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members in a remote village in Sulu province.

    A Camp Crame based intelligence officer said that they have received information that around 70 armed MNLF members are gathering within vicinity of Sitio Wanni Tungal, Barangay Lambayong, Indanan town, Sulu.

    The police intelligence source said that the MNLF are reportedly mobilizing their forces in the said area in apparent preparation for alleged synchronized attack against government security forces in Sulu.

    “The group is allegedly targeting the detachment of Philippine Marines at Brgy. Pasil, Indanan, Sulu — this information are subject for further validation,” the police intelligence source said.

    However, the police intelligence source said that MNLF forces sighted massing in the said area were reportedly led by a certain “Tuan Muharral”, who is under command of Commander Haj Gafur Hussein.

    Meanwhile, another police reports said that a group of armed MNLF members have reportedly abandoned their detachment in remote village in Barangay Pandan-Pandan, Alicia town, Zamboanga Sibugay province.

    The reports said the MNLF rebels have left their detachment before noon Tuesday and utilized several pump-boats in withdrawing to unknown directions.

    The MNLF rebels reportedly withdrew from the area due to shortage of food supply, the reports said. ANTHONY VARGAS


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