Army battalion deployed to Basilan to hunt down Abu Sayyaf
The 64th Infantry Battalion arrived in Basilan Sunday night, July 29 to hunt down alleged member of Abu Sayyaf supposedly behind the killing of 10 government troops last week. Another battalion is expected to be deployed to the province next month. The encounter between alleged Abu Sayyaf militants and Army troops started Thursday last week, July 26. The clash also killed 9 Abu Sayyaf rebels. The Provincial Peace and Order Council of Basilan is set to convene on Tuesday July 31 to address the issue. 

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