Philippines: Six Misunderstanders of Islam killed in fighting with military
Posted by Robert on August 18, 2012 11:17 PM
One group of jihadists (the Moro Islamic Liberation Front) concluded a ceasefire with the government, amid substantial concessions to the Muslims; another faction, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), continues the armed jihad -- kind of a Hamas/Fatah arrangement. "6 Muslim rebels killed in clash in Maguindanao," from  Xinhua, August 18 (thanks to Maxwell):
COTABATO, Philippines (Xinhua) - At least six breakaway Muslim rebels have been killed in fresh fighting last night in Maguindanao, a military official said today.
Col. Prudencio Asto, spokesman for the military's 6th Division, said the skirmish erupted after elements of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) harassed a military detachment in the town of Guindulungan in Maguindanao on Friday.
A firefight ensued, according to Asto, leaving six dead on the enemy side.
The military also said BIFF rebels behind a series of recent attacks on military detachments in Maguindanao last week are being coddled by their former colleagues in the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)....
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