Western Mindanao Command

Type: Organization
Name: Western Mindanao Command
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 mins ago - 2 reports

Sayyaf leader, 4 others dead in Basilan clash

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – An Abu Sayyaf commander and two of his followers and two pro-government militiamen were killed in a clash in an upland village in Ungkaya Pukan, Basilan on Thursday afternoon, security officials said.Seven other militants ... [Published Philippine Star - 12 mins ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600GMT, July 25

Philippine military staged an attack on Abu Sayyaf militants in southern Philippine province of Basilan on Thursday, leaving at least five people dead, including three Abu Sayyaf members, a security official said Friday.The clash occurred at the village ... [Published China.org.cn - 12 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

5 dead, 8 wounded in military, Abu Sayyaf clash in S. Philippines

Philippine military staged an attack on Abu Sayyaf militants in southern Philippine province of Basilan on Thursday, leaving at least five people dead, including three Abu Sayyaf members, a security official said Friday.The clash occurred at the village ... [Published Global Times - 15 hours ago]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Troops step up effort vs ASG activities

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - The military said intensified monitoring and strong coordination with stakeholders will be a potent strategy to subdue the Abu Sayyaf and its cells from staging abductions in the south and borders of Sabah.Lt. Gen. Rustico ... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

US forces pulling out of Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - A senior United States (US) military official confirmed to a local official here that American troops and their team under the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTF-P) will be pulling out from the city after ... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 1 reports

Malaysia, Philippines hunt for gunmen who killed police

World Bulletin/News DeskPhilippine naval patrol boats have joined Malaysian forces in searching for gunmen suspected of killing a police officer and kidnapping another during an attack in Malaysia’s Sabah state.A police intelligence officer, who spoke ... [Published World Bulletin - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

‘Friendly fire’ killed 6 troops in Mindanao clash

MANILA: A military spokesman has admitted that “friendly fire,” not the Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf extremists, killed six Philippine Marines including a junior officer at the height of heavy fighting on the island province of Sulu in restive Mindanao ... [Published The Gulf Today - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 5 reports

AFP chief orders new probe on 'friendly fire' deaths

General Emmanuel Bautista constitutes the Board of Inquiry after confirmation that 6 Joint Special Operations Group members were accidentally killed by friendly fire in JuneArmed Forces chief General Emmanuel Bautista. Rappler photoMANILA, Philippines ... [Published Rappler - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Outgoing AFP chief thanks troops for protecting Mindanao

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Without any formal military parade, Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Emmanuel Bautista thanked the ground commanders in Zamboanga City as he made his farewell visit in the southern Philippines 10 days before he will bow ... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 1 reports

MILITARY HOLDS SEMINAR IN MINDANAO SCHOOL

8:33 pmby ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Western Mindanao Command (WMC) held a three-day seminar on personal safety and security training at the Western Mindanao State University here. WMC spokesperson Capt. Maria Rowena Muyuela said 98 students taking up Social ... [Published Manila Times - Jul 06 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

(UPDATE) Military captures Abu Sayyaf camp in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Xinhua) - A main camp of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in the southern province of Sulu was overrun by government troops, a military official said today.Captain Rowena Muyuela, spokesman of the Western Mindanao Command, said ... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Pagasa to build weather facility

- A A + AThursday, June 26, 2014THE Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) is implementing a P100-million project in Zamboanga City.Pagasa-Zamboanga Station chief Meteorologist Maribel Hasanah-Enriquez said ... [Published Sun Star Network - Jun 26 2014]

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"One of those killed was an Abu Sayyaf sub-leader and two others were his followers" Muyaela said
"Apparently there was a request from Malaysia to help track down the perpetrators" the intelligenceintelligence officer added
"It is an unfortunate incident. N obody wants that but it happens as you all know even among the best armies in the world, even the US Army in Afghanistan. It’s a hazard that we face as members of the armed forces" Bautista said
"This is unfortunate and this is not intentional, there are certain elements in combat such as the stress that those in conflict are undergoing so the Board of Inquiry is there to find out where the mistakes were, find out where it will not, find out how to prevent such occurrence again in the future" he said

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Sayyaf leader, 4 others dead in Basilan clash [Published Philippine Star - 12 mins ago]
Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600GMT, Ju... [Published China.org.cn - 12 hours ago]
Abu Sayyaf leader, 4 others slain in Basilan clash [Published Philippine Star - 12 hours ago]
5 dead, 8 wounded in military, Abu Sayyaf clash... [Published Global Times - 15 hours ago]
Army general assumes post as gov't CCCH chief [Published Philippine Star - Jul 22 2014]
Troops step up effort vs ASG activities [Published Philippine Star - Jul 21 2014]
AFP chief bids farewell to troops, shuns parades [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Jul 15 2014]
US forces pulling out of Zamboanga City [Published Philippine Star - Jul 14 2014]
Malaysia, Philippines hunt for gunmen who kille... [Published World Bulletin - Jul 13 2014]
AFP to reinvestigate JSOG men’s death [Published Philippine Star - Jul 12 2014]
Westmincom still mum on death of 6 elite troopers [Published Philippine Star - Jul 12 2014]
‘Friendly fire’ killed 6 troops in Mindanao clash [Published The Gulf Today - Jul 12 2014]
AFP chief orders new probe on 'friendly fire' d... [Published Rappler - Jul 11 2014]
AFP to probe further on friendly fire that kill... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Jul 11 2014]
Military: Friendly fire killed 6 troops in Sulu... [Published Interaksyon - Jul 11 2014]
‘Friendly fire’ killed 6 JSOG men in Sulu, says... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 10 2014]
Friendly fire killed 6 army tr [Published Malaya Business Insight - Jul 10 2014]
Friendly fire killed 6 soldiers in Sulu –milita... [Published GMA News Online - Jul 10 2014]
Friendly fire killed 6 soldiers in Sulu last mo... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Jul 10 2014]
Outgoing AFP chief thanks troops for protecting... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 10 2014]
MILITARY HOLDS SEMINAR IN MINDANAO SCHOOL [Published Manila Times - Jul 06 2014]
Sulu gov’t donates 600-HP speedboat to Marines [Published Minda News - Jul 05 2014]
No disbandment of US anti-terror unit, AFP exec... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 04 2014]
Marines in Sulu get new speedboat [Published Philippine Star - Jul 04 2014]
Govt troops capture Sayyaf camp in Sulu [Published Manila Times - Jul 03 2014]
Army installs new ‘Tabak’ Division commander [Published Sun Star Network - Jul 03 2014]
(UPDATE) Military captures Abu Sayyaf camp in Sulu [Published Philippine Star - Jul 03 2014]
Troops capture Abu Sayyaf camp in Sulu [Published Philippine Star - Jul 03 2014]
'Discharged personnel giving ammo to Abu Sayyaf' [Published Philippine Star - Jul 02 2014]
Sulu clash leaves Sayyaf man dead [Published Philippine Star - Jun 30 2014]
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