400 Misuari loyalists killed, captured in Zambo


Posted at Sep 26 2013 07:06 PM | Updated as of Sep 27 2013 03:06 AM

MANILA - Around 400 Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fighters loyal to Nur Misuari have either been killed or captured by government troops in Zamboanga City in the 18-day fighting so far, the military said Thursday.

Security forces have killed a total of 126 MNLF gunmen so far, 126 surrendered, and 128 were captured.

Around 127 guns, including high-powered firearms, have been recovered.

A total of 190 hostages have been freed by government troops from the hands of the rebels.

Government troops captured at least 17 more MNLF gunmen Thursday, as fresh clashes and fires broke out in rebel-occupied villages in Zamboanga City. - with a report from Noel Alamar, dzMM