Madalum, Lanao del Sur-The Army’s 55th Infantry Battalion clashed with members of the ISIS linked Dawla-Islamiya Maute Terrorist Group, today, March 3, 2021 at Barangay Tamporong, Madalum, Lanao del Sur.
The troops were conducting combat operations in response to the reports from concerned citizens regarding the presence of armed members of said local terrorist group at the hinterlands of the said barangay.
The firefight lasted for almost 5 hours, afterwhich the terrorist scampered to various directions.
Troops recovered improvised explosive devise, IED paraphernalia, various caliber of ammunition, food rations, and various personal belongings. Notably, troops recovered a hammock of an infant in the terrorist’s lair.
“Despite our continous conduct of military operations which has resulted to a series of encounters during the previous weeks, it is evident that they have no regard even for their family’s safety, putting them in great danger.”said Lt. Col Alano, Commanding Officer,55IB.
Five soldiers also sustained minor injuries during the firefight and have been given medical intervention.
Source: 55th Infantry “Vigilant” Battalion https://www.facebook.com/270986500007945/posts/1144002479373005/