Sa kaniyang pahayag kahapon, naglabas ng kautusan si Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gilbert Gapay sa mga commander sa ilalim niya na tuluyan nang buwagin at puksain ang mga natitirang guerilla fronts ng New People’s Army bago matapos ang taon.
“All remaining communist guerrilla fronts shall be simultaneously addressed and defeated toward the end of 2021. I noticed a lot of these NPA units have been weakened so this is our target for all the Unified Commands,” saad niya.
Nasa 54 na guerilla fronts pa ang natitira at siyam na regional armed groups na malapit na rin umanong mabuwag. Ito ay matapos ang matagumpay na pagkakabuwag sa 22 komunistang grupo at propaganda,
Inutusan din ni Gapay ang lahat ng area commanders na magtalaga ng prayoridad na target sa bawat quarter kasabay ng kanilang layunin na i-clear ang mga focus area upang mapabilis ang pagpuksa sa mga natitirang guerilla fronts.
“Focused military operations shall be intensified in order to destroy the armed groups, taking advantage of our newly acquired game-changer assets,” dagdag niya.
Upang i-nutralisa naman ang mga lokal na teroristang grupo, nagbigay din ng direktiba si Gapay sa mga unit ng AFP na mas lalong paigtingin pa ang operasyong militar kasabay ng mga programang naglalayong protektahan ang mga komunidad at vulnerable sector mula sa pagkaka-recruit sa mga komunistang grupo.
“We have significantly decimated these groups such that we could target to catch up on our goals toward the end of the first semester of this year,” paliwanag niya.
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