August 10, 2006: In the south, Islamic terrorists set off two small bombs, and tossed a hand grenade. One policeman was killed, and five people were wounded (including a bomb-removal expert). Abu Sayyaf groups continue to flee from military and police searches on Jolo island.
August 5, 2006: On Jolo, troops captured an abandoned Abu Sayyaf camp, that appears to have been used recently for terrorist training. There were signs that part of the camp had been turned into a bomb making workshop. Abu Sayyaf gunmen skirmished with the troops before the camp was found, apparently in an effort to keep the troops from the camp.
In the south, fighting continues between various MILF factions and local self-defense groups (civilians armed, trained and supervised by the army). This appears to be turf battles to settle who controls what.