Government soldiers clashed with Abu Sayyaf militants in the mountains on Sulu during a raid on a camp in Talipao where some 300 militants were reportedly based. At least 14 Abu Sayyaf fighters and five soldiers were killed, and 26 soldiers were wounded in the hours-long gun battle. A group of 50 Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters attacked army positions in Barangay Kabasala on Mindanao, forcing 100 civilians to flee the area; one BIFF member and two civilians were killed in the clash.
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