Two Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) high officials were killed when the New People’s Army counter-attacked the enemy’s focused military operation (FMO). At least 10 troops of the AFP were killed-in-action while several more were wounded during the AFP’s military operation since July 28 up to present.
August 2, a military encounter took place between the Red fighters and troops of the 26th IB in Sitio Traktor, Brgy. Mahagsay, Binicalan, San Luis, Agusan del Sur. A soldier was killed-in-action.
August 7, the NPA attacked the AFP’s operating troops in Sityo Kalasungay, Brgy. San Vicente, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur.
August 8, a military encounter between the NPA and AFP took place in Sitio Ulayanon, Brgy. Calabugao, Impasug-ong when operatives of the NPA spotted the enemy forces.
August 14, another military encounter took place between the AFP and troops of the 58th IB in Sitio, Brgy. Bal-ason, Gingoog City. It was confirmed that a certain 2nd Lieutenant was killed while many others were wounded. Simultaneously, Ka Cyrill, a Red fighter, heroically offered his life during the said encounter.
August 18, the NPA attacked the enemy forces in Sityo Traktor. A soldier was killed-in-action.
August 19, around 1:00 PM, the NPA attacked the operating enemy forces in Sityo Talabaw, Brgy. Binicalan. At 4 PM, another attack was launched by the NPA against the same unit of the AFP. It was confirmed that two soldiers were killed-in-action while not less than one was wounded. After the said incident, the AFP bombed the area with four rocket and several .50mm bullets.
August 26, AM, the NPA attacked the company-size enemy forces operating in Sitio Kalasungay. At the afternoon, another series of military action was launched by the NPA. It was confirmed that 1st Lt. Ayun-ayon was killed-in-action while not less than two soldiers were wounded.