Iqbal: MILF is “against terrorism” and “risked their lives trying to save SAF troopers”

MILF risked their lives trying to save SAF commandos during the Mamasapano clash, MILF chief negotiator told at the Senate hearing on Thursday.

Mohagher Iqbal, MILF chief negotiator, said as early as 6:30 in the morning, the MILF was already working to effect the ceasefire between the members of the PNP-SAF and unidentified armed groups in the area.

“Because of the limitations in communications and because of the on-ground situation of battle, the ceasefire was obtained only in the afternoon.”

“MILF members who were part of the joint ceasefire committee risked their lives to effect the ceasefire. We were trying to save those men,” he said during the senate hearing.

“The 28 SAF are alive today because of the efforts of the MILF and finally, it is the will of God,” he added.

He also said that MILF is against all force of terrorism.

“Terrorism is inconsistent with Islam and has no place in orientation and principles of the MILF.”

Watch Mohagher Iqbal’s speech during the SAF probe at the senate on the video below.


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