13 dead, 10 wounded AFP soldiers in one week
The New People’s Army – North Central Mindanao Region is victorious in countering the intensifying combat operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
The AFP suffered 23 casualties in one week — 13 dead and 10 wounded, while on the other hand, one Red fighter lost his life in the recent NPA offensives.
November 10, 4:00pm: An NPA unit encountered the combat operation of the 8th IB troops in the mountainous areas of Bolunay, Impasug-ong, province of Bukidnon. This clashed of the NPA and AFP resulted in the deaths of four 8th IB troops while the NPA safely withdrew from the encounter site. The 8th IB’s said operation lasted for a week which has disturbed the everyday lives of Lumad and farmers in the area.
November 11, past 6:00am: The NPA-Bukidnon fought the troops of the 65th IB when the latter raided the guerrilla unit in the mountains of Pinilayan, Tagoloan 2, Lanao del Sur. The encounter lasted for a couple of minutes. One Red fighter lost his life in the said encounter while 65th IB troops suffered three dead and four wounded from their ranks.
November 12: Two clashes occurred against troops of the 65th IB. In the morning, a unit of the NPA-Bukidnon ambushed the troops of the 65th IB in the adjacent mountains of Pinilay, Tagoloan 2, Lanao Del Sur while combat operations of the latter continued in the area. This resulted in two dead and two wounded from the ranks of the soldiers. In the afternoon, another unit of the NPA-Bukidnon again combated the troops of the 65th IB. This resulted in more casualties of three dead and four wounded soldiers. After the encounter, the Red fighters were able to withdraw safely.
November 16, 3:40pm: In the same mountains of Pinilayan, Tagoloan 2, Lanao Del Sur, the NPA-Bukidnon once more assaulted the reinforcements of the 65th IB. Two soldiers were killed while the NPA unit were able to safely withdraw after the encounter.
It has become blatant that the US-Duterte regime will never succeed in its efforts to quash the revolutionary movement. The NPA-NCMR holds its active defense stance to counter any violent attacks of the state.