300 families flee homes in Davao del Sur as troops, NPA clash

Francis Magbanua, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 25 2017 09:13 PM | Updated as of Feb 27 2017 08:47 AM

About 300 families fled their homes in Bansalan, Davao del Sur amid an ensuing encounter between government troops and armed rebels. Courtesy of Orlando Dinoy

DAVAO DEL SUR — About 300 families in Bansalan municipality here were evacuated as fighting between government troops and the New People's Army (NPA) continued.

Three military huey helicopters launched airstrikes in the area in a bid to neutralize the rebels.

Encounters between the military and the rebels have intensified after peace talks between the two parties faltered.