FULL TEXT: MILF report on Mamasapano

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FULL TEXT: MILF report on Mamasapano
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front submits its final report on the Mamasapano incident to the International Monitoring Team, and provides copies to the government and the Senate, among others

MANILA, Philippines – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) submitted its final report on the Mamasapano incident to the International Monitoring Team (IMT) on Tuesday, March 24.

The MILF also provided copies of the 35-page report to the government and the Senate, among others, days after the Senate released its final report on the bloody January 25 clash, and nearly two weeks after the police submitted its report to the PNP leadership.

The MILF accused the police Special Action Force (SAF) team of firing the first shots. It also said the MILF sustained the first casualties in the clash that killed 67 people, including 18 of its members, 44 elite cops, and 5 civilians in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. (READ: SAF used dead comrades as shields: MILF report)

It recommended filing charges against SAF survivor Police Officer 2 Christopher Lalan for allegedly committing war crimes and human rights violations. (READ: MILF: Charge SAF survivor for killing sleeping men, civilian)

The MILF has maintained that the government’s failure to coordinate Oplan Exodus,  the police operation against terrorists Zulkifli bin Hir or Marwan, and Abdul Basit Usman, led to the bloody clash.

The office of Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs, released a copy of the MILF report to the media.

– Rappler.com

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