MILF chief vis­its Army divi­sion head­quar­ters

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - NEWS -

CAMPSIONGCO, MAGUIN­DANAO— For the first time on Sun­day, the leader of the Moro Is­lamic Lib­er­a­tion Front (MILF) set foot on the head­quar­ters of sol­diers that he and his men had fought fiercely in the past. Ma­jor Gen. Ciril­ito Sobe­jana, com­man­der of the 6th In­fantry Divi­sion, the Army unit that bat­tled MILF fight­ers since 1987, wel­comed MILF chair Mu­rad Ebrahim at 10 a.m. on Sun­day. “Never in my wildest dreams that I will set foot here and rub el­bows with mil­i­tary of­fi­cials, many of whom were my arch en­e­mies,” the Ebrahim said. His visit re­cip­ro­cated that of Sobe­jana who went to the MILF’s Camp Dara­panan in Sul­tan Ku­darat, Maguin­danao, in Au­gust last year. The mil­i­tary used to de­scribe Dara­panan as “lion’s den.” Ebrahim told his hosts that “our en­e­mies now are not each other but op­pres­sion, in­jus­tices, ex­ploita­tion.”

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