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CPP expresses sympathy for kin of slain PNP-SAF men


The Communist Party of the Philippines this week sympathized with the families of the 44 Special Action Force police personnel slain in a firefight in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last weekend.
 
In a statement, the CPP also said the police personnel were sacrificed in what it called the "altar of the US terror war."
 
"The CPP sympathizes with the families of the police troops who were sacrificed at the altar of the US terror war. It calls on all PNP officers and troops to speak up and stand against the Aquino regime and its police officials who ordered the Mamasapano operation and expose continuing US military interventionism in the Philippines," it said.
 
The elite cops were on a mission to serve arrest warrants to two suspected terrorists — Malaysian Jemaah Islamiyah leader Zulkifli bin Hir also known as Marwan and Filipino bomb maker Abdulbasit Usman. Marwan reportedly has a $5 million bounty on his head from the United States.
 
The CPP also reiterated its call to end US military presence in the country and end the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), the Mutual Defense Treaty and "lopsided military agreements with the US which violate Philippine sovereignty." — Joel Locsin/JST, GMA News