2 Abu Sayyaf strongholds in Basilan seized by Military

After more than a month of military operation in Basilan, finally, the military seized two strongholds of Abu Sayyaff Group.

According to Balacala, commander of the 4th Special Forces Battalion, “The hill is the ASG’s (Abu Sayyaf Group) last stronghold after the terrorists went on the run from the relentless military operation that started last July. A total of 10 enemy bunkers, four tunnels, several foxholes and two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were seized on Hill 355.” 

Balaca said, the military were able to take contorl of Abu Sayyaf strongholds in Barangay Baguindan Proper and Kawilan hill on Last sunday.

Based on a report of Inquirer "Bacala said the more than one month of military operation had led to the “liberation” of the people of Tipo-Tipo, Ungkaya Pukan and Albarka from the clutches of the Abu Sayyaf."

The soldiers also seized two improvised explosive device in Kawilan hill.
Here are some photos were taken during the operation:

Source: ABS-CBN News, Inquirer

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