The government offensive against the NPA and Abu Sayyaf has disrupted
both organizations, forcing the rebels to flee long-occupied camps, and fight
back desperately to survive. The NPA has been particularly effective at
fighting back, but more NPA members are surrendering, reporting low morale from
being on the move constantly to avoid army and police patrols.
May 15, 2007:
In northern Philippines, NPA clashed with soldiers, killing seven
soldiers and wounding two.
May 14, 2007:
Nationwide elections were held. Over 120 people were killed in the pre-election
May 12, 2007:
In northern Philippines, NPA rebels ambushed an army patrol, killing one
and and wounding fifteen.
May 11, 2007:
The four children of Indonesian Jemaah Islamiah terrorist leader
Dulmatin, were captured in the south. Police almost caught Dulmatin, who has a
$10 million price on his head, who left his four kids, aged 2-9, behind. His
wife was captured last year in the Philippines, and sent back to Indonesia.
Islamic terrorists often flee with their families in tow, as it is a tradition
in most Islamic countries for family members to be arrested to get someone to
surrender. There's also the danger that families of victims of terrorist
attacks might seek revenge by attacking the terroristsMay 10, 2007: In the central Philippines, NPA rebels
ambushed a police patrol, killing five and wounding six.
May 9, 2007:
On Jolo, troops clashed with renegade MNLF members, killing four of
them. The separatist MNLF made peace with the government years ago, but some
factions are now allied with Abu Sayyaf.
May 8, 2007:
In the south, Islamic terrorists set off a bomb in a market, killing
May 6, 2007:
In the eastern Philippines, fifty NPA rebels attacked a small police
station, wounding two of the three policemen, and stealing three rifles and two