By Roel Pareño
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — The US military is helping Filipino soldiers prepare for possible chemical attack of the Islamic State-inspired Maute group as fighting continues in several parts of Mindanao.
According to the US Embassy in Manila, officials from the Joint United State Military Assistance Group has delivered 1,000 M40 field protective masks and C2 filter canisters to the Philippine Navy.
The turnover of the military protective masks were conducted in two batches; one delivery made on Wednesday and the other on Thursday.
The support came following the request of the Philippine Navy to help sailors and marines prepare for possible chemical attack of terrorists.
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