Army uses truck-mounted howitzers vs IS terrorists in Maguindanao
MIDSAYAP, Cotabato, Philippines — For the first time after being deployed in central Mindanao in October last year, the 155-mm Autonomous Truck Mounted Howitzers Systems (ATMOS) of the Army saw action in the pursuit of Islamic State-linked terrorists in Maguindanao provinces.
Brig. Gen. Donald Gumiran, commander of the Army’s 602nd Infantry Brigade, said government forces on Thursday were running after the group of Almoben Sibud, a leader of the Dawlah Islamiyah terrorist group with about 30 armed followers.
And for the first time, they used the ATMOS in the operation.
According to Gumiran, Sibud is the sub-leader of the group and is believed to be behind the bombings in Ma…
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