Army troops capture two communist rebel leaders in Philippines
Government troops captured two local communist rebel leaders and overran a guerrilla camp in the southern Philippines, a regional army chief said Wednesday.
Major General Jogi Leo Fojas said the two rebel commanders were captured Monday during a raid on a guerrilla redoubt in Santa Cruz town in Davao del Sur province, 990 kilometres south of Manila, reproted dpa.
Fojas said the soldiers seized the guerrilla encampment after 30 minutes of firefight.
The two captured guerrillas were undergoing tactical interrogation in a nearby army headquarters, according to Fojas.
Communist rebels have been fighting the government since the late 1960s, making the movement one of the longest-running leftist insurgencies in Asia.