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6 Towns In N. Mindanao Officially Declared 'Insurgency Free'

June 22 2011


Philippine authorities say the communist insurgency in the Lanao del Norte province in northern Mindanao has become merely a "peace and order problem," reports the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

There has been minimal New People's Army (NPA) activity in the Kapatagan Valley in recent years, said Brig. Gen. Noel Coballes, commander of the 1st Infantry Division.

A joint security assessment made by the provincial government, military and police issued late last week found enough of...

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