JTF RANAO TROOPERS CLASH WITH MAUTE ISIS REMNANTS IN LANAO DEL SUR

KUTA SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur -Troops of JTF Ranao encountered 24 Maute ISIS remnants under Abu Dar in Sultan Dumalondong, Lanao del Sur today 8:10 a.m., January 24, 2019.

Firefight is still on going as of this posting.

The encounter incurred three wounded troops, two from 55IB and one from 82IB while undetermined casualties from Maute ISIS remnants.

“Casualties were immediately extricated from encounter site for medical treatment,” said Col Romeo Brawner, 103rd Infantry Brigade Commander.

“We are calling on the public not to panic and not to evacuate because we have everything under control”, Col. Brawner added.

“The armed encounter is the result of our relentless campaign against Maute ISIS remnants and Abu Dar group,” Said Maj. Gen. Roseller Murillo,1st Infantry Division and JTF Zampelan Commander.

“Rest assured that best medical facilities and treatment will be provided to our wounded troops,”He added.

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