A word of warning: If you have a family member or a friend assigned in Sulu and Basilan to hunt down the Abu Sayaffs, watch at your own risk. The pain of watching them fighting for dear lives might be too much for you.
A video of an intense firefight between the Abu Sayaffs and the Philippine troops was caught on camera and has been making the rounds online.
The video was posted by the Facebook page Admin Fire 15 hours ago and has been viewed more than 830,00 times and counting. The netizens were generous in sharing the video more than 28,00 times and clicking the “like” button more than 7,000 times.
The Facebook thread has been flooded with sympathetic comments from netizens who’ve watched the heart-wrenching video and offered their prayers for the safety of the troops fighting a battle-hardened enemy whose main advantage is familiarity with the terrain.
This familiarity of the Abu Sayaffs with the battle terrain is very glaring in the video below as they pummeled the Philippine troops from a vantage position and firing from different angles.
A voice shouting instruction to the gunner to direct the machine gun fire is the giveaway, giving us the clue where the enemies were at.
Sa taas ang tira sa taas, 60 (referring to M60 caliber).
The Philippine troopers slight advantage in terms of having a couple of APC’s at their disposal was clearly negated as they fight from an exposed position too.
To make matter worse, the APC’s also served as the vehicle of choice in transporting the wounded out of the combat zone.
The netizens who’ve watched the video could only hope that the troops had the luxury of helicopter gunships dropping bombs or strafing the Abu Sayaffs with machine gun fire from above in aid of the soldiers fighting below.
Daniel Barrios says:
Sana makabili ng mga high tech equipments ang ating government kahit man lang drones na may camera para malaman ng mga sundalo natin ang exact position ng mga rebelde para lamang sila sa labanan
Fergie Gladz Verliefd says:
Kung pwde i airstrike prq matapos na ! Bakit ba anong pinaglalaban ng abu sayaf nato! Our president is too good and much better than the previous president! God bless and may god always be with you to the president at kwal ng bayan! we salute you
Magallon Dhit Amante says:
saan ba air force bat d gamitin nalang yon kawawa naman ang mga sundalo dapat kung may ibang paraan na ikaliligtas ng mga sundalo yon nalang ang gawin paanonpala kung sakupin tayo ng ibang bansa yn lng pan laban natin haay naku
Yolly Gue says:
Dapat mayroon silang eroplano na panlaban sa mga demonyo Abu sayyaf.nayan..para maubos nayan..salamat sa press.natin dahil sa kanya tinutugis Nila Ngayon ang Abu sayaf..
Maybe Love Perkins says:
Sana may erplano din na mag bomba dyan sa mga himayupak na yan
.lord guide mo po ang mga military para maka uwi silang maayos sa pamilya nila
Mariz Santiago says:
Dpat meron eroplano pra hulugan ng granada patay agad mga abusayyaf. Lord ingatan mo po silang nagliligtas pra sa bayan
Kinikilabutan ako sa possion ng Place nila sa laban nato….huhuhuhu
Ingat po…ito ang isang patunay ng laban ng ating mga Sundalo
God protektahan po nnyo sila lage….
Posted by ADMIN FIRE on Thursday, September 1, 2016
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