Posted by: Chuck | September 20, 2013

DAY 10 – Malik ‘constricted’ as military says no ‘final push’ yet vs. MNLF in Zamboanga

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE 3 – 3:39 p.m.) Habier Malik, who commands Moro National Liberation Front involved in the deadly standoff in Zamboanga City, is trapped with his men within a “constriction area” created in the course of government’s counter offensive against the rebels, a military spokesman said Wednesday. On the tenth day of the standoff, Lieutenant Colonel Ramon Zagala, Armed Forces public affairs chief, dispelled reports that Malik, one of MNLF founder Nur Misuari’s most trusted lieutenants, had escaped to Sulu. “He is still in there. He is still inside the 30 percent constriction area,” Zagala said, referring to the remaining area where the rebels remain holed out.   (Source:




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