PH, Aus in joint drills
Exercise will help suppress Abu Sayyaf in region.
By Nonoy E. Lacson
Zamboanga City – The Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) started yesterday its Second Maritime Security Engagement exercise with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in the waters off Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi in which are aimed at enhancing both forces’ anti-piracy and anti-terrorism capabilities.
NFWM Commander Rear Admiral Rene V. Medina said the 21-day activity will include maritime patrols in NFWM’s Area of Responsibility (AOR) in the waters off Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.
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