Probe: SAF had to contend with ‘unfavorable terrain’

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Probe: SAF had to contend with ‘unfavorable terrain’

Special Action Force (SAF) troopers had to contend with “unfavorable terrain,” according to preliminary findings of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Board of Inquiry (BOI). Probe chief Police Director Benjamin Magalong described the terrain as a “marshland, criss-crossed by rivers, with wide open cornfields and irrigation canals.” This difficult terrain and the “strong river current near the target” delayed movements of the US-trained Seaborne Unit, which was tasked to kill wanted top terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir or Marwan. The BOI is expected to release findings in less than a month.

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