PH military aims to crush Abu Sayyaf, Maute Group in 6 months

‘When we say we aim to significantly defeat the enemy, we mean we want to render them or their capabilities down to a very minimal level,” says AFP chief General Eduardo Año.
Carmela Fonbuena
MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has set an ambitious campaign plan that aims to crush local terror groups particularly the Abu Sayyaf and Maute Group in the next 6 months.
“The target of the Armed Forces chief of staff is [to finish them off in] the next 6 months. Let’s see if we can do that in 6 months. It will be good. If not, we’ll extend it until the end of the year,” said Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday, January 9.
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