Philippines: Successful operations of the New People’s Army in June and July

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Ang Bayan, August 21, 2010

NPA seizes 10 firearms

Red fighters of the New People’s Army (NPA) seized ten firearms in various armed actions from June to July. Eight enemy soldiers were also killed and another eight were wounded in these military actions.

July 30. Two elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Capiz were wounded in two NPA tactical offensives that also netted four firearms for the people’s army.

The policemen were ambushed while on their way to Barangay Banate, Pontevedra, Capiz. They were responding to reports of an NPA disarming operation against the Banate village chief but were waylaid while their vehicle was still in Sitio San Jose in Barangay Hipona. The Red fighters seized three pistols and a shotgun from the barangay captain of Banate.

Previous to this, the NPA conducted a harassment operation on July 26 against a detachment of the 82nd IB in Barangay Osorio I, San Remigio, Antique. The NPA traded shots with military troops and CAFGU and CVO elements for several minutes. Continue reading