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General Discussion / Maute Terrorist Group and Updates
« on: November 26, 2016, 04:51:04 PM »
Something for the OPFOR: Secessionist Movements board.

Looks like the Maute group has taken over the town of Butig in Lanao Del Sur.
According to initial reports, the ISIS flag now flies at the town hall of Butig. The group has also hung the ISIS flags on some of the houses.
As of 1500, it is reported that there are around 200 members of the Maute group in Butig.

Maute group occupies Lanao del Sur town anew

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Reports say the Armed Forces of the Philippines launched a major offensive against the Maute Group, prompting them to occupy the town hall, national high school and mosque in Butig.

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As of posting time, there are reportedly around 200 Maute members in the town. They hail from different parts of Mindanao like Basilan and Maguindanao, most of them returnees to the Islamist group.

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In a related report, the AFP is said to have launched an air-strike against the Maute group.

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The Philippine military launched air strikes in Butig, Lanao del Sur in southern Philippines on Saturday, November 26, as it chased after alleged members of the Maute local terror group who occupied an old abandoned building, the military said.

It also said the two SF260 air force planes dropped bombs before 11 am Saturday to support troops who encountered the local terror group that is equipped with rocket propelled grenades (RPG).

"The Armed Forces of the Philippines has launched an operation to chase after the Maute leaders. It has been ongoing for the last two days," said military spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla.

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