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MILF’s 124th base command condemns Dawla Islamiya

MADALUM, Lanao del Sur, Aug. 21 – Members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) 124th Base Command together with the residents of Brgy Tamporong, this municipality condemned the Dawla Islamiya Local Terrorist Group (LTG) and their atrocities, Monday, August 17.

Through the initiative of the Madalum Municipal Task Force on Ending Local Armed Conflict (ELAC), Tamporong Barangay Task Force ELAC, and the Army’s 103rd Infantry (Haribon) Brigade, the members of the MILF’s 124th Base Command and residents of Brgy Tamporong declared the Dawla Islamiya LTG as persona non grata and denounced all of their activities through a barangay resolution.

“The Dawla Islamiya are not welcomed here, what they are fighting for are the wrong interpretations of Islam. Their presence has disrupted the projects here,” said Abu Zubair, commander of the MILF’s 124th Base Command.

Lieutenant Colonel Alano, commanding officer of 55th Infantry Battalion, said the MILF has requested for army installations in the area and so far they’ve been very cooperative when it comes to counter-terrorism operations.

“This is a big blow against the Dawla Islamiya in terms of their support systems. We have further constricted their area of operation by lessening the communities where they can go to recruit members and entice supporters,” added LtCol. Alano.

The condemnation activity was highlighted by the burning of the LTG’s black flag to symbolize the said terrorist group and all of their atrocities which have hampered progress and development in the area.

Madalum Vice Mayor Sultan Usman Sarangani Sr. said the LGU and Municipal Task Force ELAC’s is in full support to all initiatives that would put an end to all kinds of armed conflict which will bring-forth development in the municipality.

Meanwhile, Colonel Nolie Anquilliano, deputy brigade commander of the 103rd Infantry Brigade said the condemnation activity means the people of Brgy Tamporong and the members of MILF’s 124th Base Command are exhausted of the senseless violence brought about by the misuse of religion by this terrorist group which is greatly damaging the image of Islam. (55th IB/PIA ICIC)

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