MANILA Troopers from the Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) have captured two New People's Army (NPA) camps located in Abra and Isabela over the weekend.
NOLCOM spokesperson Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, in a statement Tuesday, said the 73rd Division Reconnaissance Company and the 24th Infantry Battalion, under Joint Task Force "Kaugnay" captured the abandoned rebel camp at Barangay Kilong-olao, Boliney, Abra around 4 a.m. Sunday.
The NPA camp has an approximate area dimension of 20 x 15 meters and can accomodate more or less 15 rebel fighters.
Recovered from the camp site were a bandolier, a sling bag, a bonnet and several cooking pots and other paraphernalias.
Around 6:40 a.m. the same day, troops from the 86th Infantry Battalion, of Joint Task Force "Tala" also seized another abandoned rebel camp while patrolling at Barangay Dicamay, Jones, Isabela.
Nato said the NPA camp can accommodate more or less 50 rebels and is equipped with five kitchens. Also recovered were contraceptive pills, batteries and food supplies.
"The relentless conduct of intelligence-driven combat operations by Nolcom troops denies the NPA terrorists the foothold and influence in the area preventing them to execute their hostile plans. Nolcom will sustain its efforts to conduct focused military operations in suspected enemy lairs to eventually eradicate threats to the community posed by these communist armed groups," he added.
Source: Philippine News Agency