Camp Siongco, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao --- One Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) member was killed and several high-powered firearms were recovered in combined operations of the 601st Infantry Brigade and BangsamoroIsalmic Armed Forces (BIAF) of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on September 27, 2017 at around 11 o’clock in the morning.
The operation transpired at Sitio Dagading, Brgy Tee, Datu Salibo in Maguindanao, where members of the outlawed BIFF known to thrive in.
The military launched an airstrike and artillery fire operation to support the ground operating troops battling against the daesh-inspired group.
Following the operation, the troops recovered remain of a BIFF member identified as Ansari Alimama, a resident of Butig. Lanao del Sur. Also recovered were two M14 rifles, one M16 rifle, homemade M79 launcher, improvised explosive devices and an ISIS flag.
The bunkers occupied by the terrorist group were also seized during the operation. The cadaver of Alimama was found inside of one of the bunkers.
Likewise, ten suspected graves of BIFF members were also discovered on the next day of clearing operation.
Reports showed that the death toll of BIFF continue to rise to 63 since the operation began last February 2017