Military coordinating with traditional Mindanao leaders to defeat ASG threat

MANILA –To deny the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits their traditional harboring communities, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced that it is connecting with the “Indigenous Muslim Traditional Leadership” to seek support for the Duterte administration’s ongoing campaign violent extremism.
AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said dialogue with traditional Mindanao leaders is part of their “convergence approach” which includes usage of military force and civil relation actions in defeating the bandit group.
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