15 MNLF fighters surrender in Zamboanga City

September 20, 2013 9:25 am 

MANILA, Sept. 19 –Fifteen Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fighters surrendered to authorities in Zamboanga City Thursday morning.

Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc 7th Civil Relations Group commander, said the 15 surrendered to the Army's 44th Infantry Battalion and the Philippine National Police's elite Special Action Force.

"Another 15 of Misuari's men have surrendered to the 44IB and PNP SAF today. They brought four firearms. The end is near. Let's pray!" he said on his Twitter account.

The surrender came more than a week after MNLF members took several civilians hostage and engaged government forces in a standoff.

But the government on Wednesday claimed its forces have retaken most of the MNLF-controlled areas in the city. (PNA)

PDS/PFN

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