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Surrender

Four members of the IS-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, under the Esmael Abubakar aka Kumander Bungos faction surrendered and handed over their high-powered firearms to MGen Arnel dela Vega AFP, commander of 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division, Philippine Army (center, left) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Also in photo is Gov. Esmael ‘Toto‘ Mangudadato of Maguindanao province (center, right) while Maguindanao Police director PSSupt Edwin Wagan (left) looks on. Sustained military pressure against the terrorist group combined with the continuous call of the national and local government leaders to embrace the peace process are just some of the reasons why the rebels surrendered. The ceremony was held at 6th Infantry Kampilan Division, Awang Datu Odin, Sinsuat, Maguindanao. 

Topics: Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters , Esmael Abubakar , MGen Arnel dela Vega
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