Philippines to halt operations against communist rebels

al jazeera 18 June 2017

Truce allows government troops to focus on quelling a month-long siege by ISIL-linked fighters in Mindanao province.

In the past year, the government has engaged in an on-and-off truce with communist rebels [Reuters]

The Philippine government has announced it will suspend offensives against communist fighters, allowing troops to focus on quelling a bloody siege by ISIL-linked fighters in the country’s south.

Silvestre Bello III, chief government negotiator, said on Sunday that the government move is in response to a similar plan by the communist New People’s Army rebels. Tiếp tục đọc “Philippines to halt operations against communist rebels”