Duterte on Mamasapano Massacre:"Bakit ninyo itinago na actually it was an operation of the CIA?"
According to President Rodrigo Duterte, the botched Mamasapana operation that killed at least 60 people, including 44 troopers of the Special Action Force (SAF) in January 2015, was an operationof Central Intelligence Agency.
Duterte in second anniversary of the Mamasapano massacre, he met with the families of the slain troopers.
President Duterte expressed his disappointment why this information was not made available to the public, addressing former president Benigno AquinoIII and former PNP chief Alan Purisima.
"Bakit ninyo tinago na iyon was an operation of the CIA?" he said in a speech before the families and widows of the Special Action Force members killed in the operation two years ago.
"Let it brought out in the open. It was an American adventure with the cooperation of some with your blessing," Duterte added.
Duterte said the operation to arrest Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, was an United States CIA operation.