20 April 2017

News Story: Philippine leftist rebels release 2 gov't soldiers

New People's Army (NPA) "soldiers"
MANILA, April 19 (Xinhua) -- New People's Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, released on Wednesday two government soldiers abducted more than two months ago in southern Mindanao.

Maj. Gen. Rafael Valencia, commander of the Army's 10th Infantry Division, said the two soldiers were freed around 9 a.m. in Matanao town in Davao del Sur.

In a phone interview, Valencia said the soldiers were turned over by the rebels to a group, led by a former Davao del Sur congressman.

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