17 MNLF fighters arrested
JUST IN: 17 more MNLF renegades arrested in Sta Barbara pic.twitter.com/uxhqHTqXeS
— Noel S. Alamar (@RadyoPatrol38) September 26, 2013
MANILA – Seventeen more fighters of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) were arrested in Zamboanga Thursday afternoon.
The fighters were arrested in the continuous clearing operations conducted by the Armed Forces in the area.
Authorities said the operations since midnight resulted to the deaths of three Marines; six others were injured.
At least 40 MNLF fighters were also taken into custody early morning Thursday.
An inter-agency meeting was held following the arrests to re-assess the situation and determine how many MNLF fighters loyal to Nur Misuari are still in the conflict zone. -- Report from Noel Alamar, dzMM