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Army clearing operations vs. BIFF even on Thursday, Good Friday, Army says

Local News • 14:50 PM Wed Mar 23, 2016
Edwin Fernandez
Capt. Joann Petinglay, 6th ID spokesperson.

COTABATOCITY — There's no let up in operations against lawless Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao even during the Holy Week, the military here said.Capt. Joann Petinglay, 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, said on TuesdayBIFF members harassed government forces stationed in Sitio Blas,Barangay Tee, Datu Salibo Maguinanao when attacked.A brief fire fight erupted. We expect them to launch attacks on our troops during the Holy Week, she said. But our troops will not go to holiday, we will continue clearing operations, at break time our troops can pray, she added.Abu Misri Mama, speaking for the BIFF, said the BIFF will continue hit and run attacks even during Good Friday.He said in Filipino thathis group will not stop offensives against the Army especially if they are not prepared, when they lower their guards, we will hit them.

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