A Maute-ISIS member killed in Lanao del Sur operation AFP operation

ILIGAN CITY: Troops under Joint Task Force ZAMPELAN encountered Maute-ISIS Terrorist Group during combat operations in Masiu, Lanao del Sur after concerned residents informed AFP units of the presence of the terrorists. 

Responding to the information of the concerned civilians in the area, operating troops of 49IB conducted strike operation on the lair of Panarigan Tama Baoraki @Golden Boy and Hadji Rasul Amimbering. 
Both were alleged leaders of the lawless group and supporters of the MAUTE-ISIS terrorist operating in Lanao del Sur. 
A brief firefight ensued as the operating troops were fired upon by the armed men while approaching the target area. The ten (10) minutes exchange of fires resulted to the death of a certain Zainal Candidato and recovery of the following war weapons and other materials: three (3) M16 rifles, two (2) RPG Launchers, two (2) grenades, ISIS Banners, six (6) sachet of shabu, other drug paraphernalias, and one (1) cellular phone. No casualties reported on the government side. 
“I commend the people of Lanao del Sur, for reporting the presence of the MAUTE-ISIS terrorists, and the troops of JTF ZAMPELAN for swift and decisive action that led to the successful operations”, said Major General Roseller G Murillo, the Commander of JTF ZAMPELAN. 
“Major General Murillo further added that “Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism is a shared responsibility of all members of our society but primarily of the people in the communities which these terrorists seek to destroy our way of life.” – 1DPAO/RSP


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