PH Urban Fighting

HALO99

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#1
Late last year a 20-day urban fighting took place in southern PH. Some 500+ fully armed hardcore jihadist insurgents sieged a city and held civilians as hostages. PH military was able to take back the city and rescue the hostages. The result: 20 PH soldiers KIA, 200+ insurgents KIA, 200+ insurgents captured, and the PH flag was raised once again in the city capital.

Conditions: "mano-a-mano" urban fighting for 20 days non-stop, no CAS, sheer improvisation and common sense.

(Note: open source photos)

The city:
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The insurgents:
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The insurgents & hostages:
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HALO99

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This soldier took a ricochet in the jaw, went back to his team and fought again the next day. A few days later he took a round in the neck and was mortally wounded. He was posthumously given the highest PH combat award, the medal for valor.
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SpitfireV

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Fucking hell, this should have made the news. Great work by you guys mate! What city was it out of interest?
 

TheSiatonist

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