The army believes that the Islamic terrorist groups are trapped in
the south, and will soon be destroyed. The communist rebels, however, will
continue to be a problem in the north for another three years, at least.
Meanwhile, on Jolo island, two Aby Sayyaf rebels were killed in a clash with an
11, 2007: Two policemen were ambushed and killed east of the capital, near a
Moslem neighborhood. It's unclear if this was an MILF operation, or just common
criminals. Meanwhile, on Jolo island, Scout Ranger commandos killed four and
captured two Islamic terrorists.
10, 2007: Police have recaptured three of the 49 prisoners who fled during a
February 2nd jail breakout. Police suspect that members of the Pentagon
kidnapping gang organized the jailbreak. That gang was largely broken up with
many arrests, but not all the money, that the gang received in ransoms, was
9, 2007: The government is making slow progress in working out differences with
the Moslem MNLF separatists in the south.
6, 2007: In the south, clashes between the army and dissident MILF groups has
caused over 5,000 people to flee their villages, and temporarily settle in