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Headlines - June 30,2008


2008-06-29 10:18:54 - War planes and attack gunship helicopters of the Philippine Air Force's (PAF) strike wing and helicopter wing of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) were deployed to extend air cover to the pursuing Army combat maneuvering battalion who encountered Sunday morning the withdrawing communist insurgents in Surigao del Norte, sketchy reports reaching the tactical advance command post (ACP) of the Army's Northeastern and Northern Mindanao Fourth Infantry (Diamond) Division stated.

11 dead as rebels attack Philippines resort island

BUTUAN - A HUNDRED communist guerrillas raided a southern Philippines resort island and clashed with security forces, leaving nine rebels and two policemen dead, officials said on Sunday.

The New People's Army (NPA) blew up telecommunications links to Siargao island, the country's surfing capital, late Saturday, and ransacked the municipal police armories, local Philippine Army spokeswoman Major Michelle Anayron told reporters.

Soldiers and police ambushed the rebels in nearby Lapinigan island, off the coast of the main southern island of Mindanao on Sunday, as the guerrillas attempted to retreat.

In addition to the dead, five policemen were wounded in total, although no tourists or other civilians were hurt, the army spokeswoman said.

'Skirmishes are still ongoing,' said regional military spokesman Major Armand Rico.

New People's Army attacking a resort island... COWARDS!!!!


  1. Anonymous11:07 AM

    You're right, they're a bunch of cowards. Imagine attacking resorts and mines, even a telecommunicvations tower - stuff that don' shoot back.- Datu Daku


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