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By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld It was a rout — massacre. On the early morning of Jan. 25, 44 out of close to 400 elite, US-trained Special Action Force (SAF) policemen were killed in a 12-hour firefight in a remote barrio in Mamasapano, Maguindanao — a known rebel stronghold of the Moro Islamic Liberation…
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “Oplan Wolverine.” That’s the name given to the operational plan to arrest or “neutralize” (meaning, kill) Malaysian Zulkifli bir Hir, alias Marwan – for whose capture, dead or alive, the US government had offered a $6-million reward, he being in its list of “most…
Even as more questions are being raised on who called the shots in the deadly Mamasapano operation by elite cops, reports of civilian casualties are coming in.
President Benigno Aquino III’s speech last night on the Mamasapano clash drew criticisms from netizens. They say that Aquino’s statement prompted more questions than answers.
Progressive groups lambasted President Aquino, who, in a nationally-televised message, passed the blame to the head of the elite police commando unit for the deadly Mamasapano clash.
The hunt for terror suspects, which resulted in the deadly clashes in Maguindanao, was suspiciously timed with the congressional deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.