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Troops abort CNTs plenum in Calubian, Leyte

By DPAO, 8ID PA
December 13, 2018

CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City – A composite platoon from 78th Infantry (Warrior) Battalion and 93rd Infantry (Bantay Kapayapaan) Battalion under the 802nd Infantry (Peerless) Brigade encountered more or less 20 members of the CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) with two amazons at Brgy. Anislagan, Calubian, Leyte, December 13, 2018 at 6:00 A.M.

A tip from a concerned citizen on the presence of an armed group conducting recruitment and extortion activities at the said area led to a 30-minute firefight that resulted in the recovery of one M16 rifle, two homemade shotguns, assorted ammunition, personal belongings and CNT documents with high intelligence value.

There was no reported casualty on the government side and there are some information of casualties on the enemy side.

Maj. Gen. Raul M. Farnacio AFP, Commander, 8ID lauded the operating troops for a job well-done and highlighted the trust and confidence of the community to our soldiers which led to successful conduct of combat operation in that area.

“Credit is due to the populace for this successful internal security operations by your Army, as this will give us more inspiration and determination to pursue peace and development in vulnerable and marginalized communities that are often abused by these CPP-NPA Terrorists,” Farnacio added.

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