4 months Army continues BIFF crackdown Manilatimes
SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: The military are still running after militants, six of them foreigners fabricating explosives for the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), in a crackdown launched on Thursday. According to The Philippine Army, the 6th Infantry Division (6th ID) and the police on Sunday tightened security in central Mindanao to forestall retaliations by the BIFF for the deaths of six gunmen in hostilities in marshes in the town of Shariff Saidona Mustapha, Maguindanao, close to the 220,000-hectare Liguasan Delta. More than 300 ethnic Maguindanaon families were forced to relocate to neutral grounds for fear of being trapped in the crossfire.