Category Archives: friendly fire

“Friendly fire” in Marawi: 12 killed in 51 days; probe results out after end of combat operations

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 13 July) – “Friendly fire” has claimed the lives of 12 out of 92 soldiers killed in action in Marawi City in 51 days of fighting as of Wednesday, and while investigations have been ordered on the May 31 and July 12 incidents, the results of the first probe will be […]

Posthumous award

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (June 2) visits the wake of Corporal Nilo Donato, one of 11 soldiers killed in a government airstrike in Marawi City on May 31, following his visit to the 102nd Infantry Brigade in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.  The President gave Donato posthumous award and condoled with his bereaved family. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO  

LATE BLOOMS: Friendly Fire

Friendly fire, they call it, deadly bullets misdirected or fearsome bombs misguided hitting your own troops instead of the enemy targeted. But bullets and bombs can never be friendly. When you are in their way, it matters not if you’re friend or enemy — they tear through you in a manner most deadly. Friendly fire […]