The Moro Wars in the Philippines, 1565 to the Present. The Mindanao War of 2003 and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

Author: Kadil, Ben
Year:2017
Pages:300
ISBN:1-4955-0578-2
978-1-4955-0578-2
Price:199.95
This work is a narrative on the Mindanao War of 2003 and how it is viewed in the broader context of the Moro Wars, which has been fought between the Muslims and the Spaniards in the Philippines for nearly five centuries. It covers the history of the conflict between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Armed Forces of the Philippines which began in 2003 and continues to the present.

Reviews

"... for his excellent narration of events in 2003 of which he is able to discuss significant factors, namely: (1) offensive-defensive strategy of both the government and the MILF; and, (2) diplomacy (i.e. negotiation for peaceful settlement, and also the several factors, events and the dynamics in the encounters.) I high recommend this [work] as must reading." Professor Nagsura T. Madale, Mindanao State University

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Appendices

Tables

Figures

Maps

Abbreviations

Introduction

1. The AFP "invade" Buliok

2. Suspects "massacred" village folks on Samboangan Peninsula

3. Suspects bombed Cotabato City and Outskirts

4. MILF launch counter-offensive to regain Buliok

5. MILF re-launching "total war" to regain Buliok

6. MILF Urban Guerilla offensive Intensified

7. AFP withdrew forces from Buliok

8. The "Final Battle" for Buliok

9. "Exploratory talks" abroad amidst battles at home

10. Battles continued as MILF and GRP agree to new peace deal

Post Script

Epilogue

Glossary

Appendices

Bibliography

Index