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Operation Audacity
Part of the Moro conflict and the 2000 Philippine campaign against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front
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Operation Audacity aimed to clear MILF forces from the Carmen-Banisilan area of Cotabato.
Date 15 March 2000 – 21 March 2000
Location CarmenBanisilan complex, Cotabato, Philippines
7°22′57″N 124°49′06″E / 7.3826°N 124.8183°E / 7.3826; 124.8183Coordinates: 7°22′57″N 124°49′06″E / 7.3826°N 124.8183°E / 7.3826; 124.8183
Result Philippine government victory
Belligerents
Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Philippines Flag of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.svg Moro Islamic Liberation Front
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the Philippine Army.svg Gregorio Camiling Jr
Flag of the Philippine Army.svg Noel Coballes
Flag of the Philippine Air Force.svg Raymundo Ortezo
unknown
Units involved
Flag of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.svg Armed Forces of the Philippines Flag of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.svg Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF)
Casualties and losses
2 killed[1] 5 killed[1]

Operation Audacity (Filipino: Oplan Pagpangahas) was a military operation during the 2000 Philippine campaign against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front which took place in Cotabato, Philippines. The Philippine Army, primarily units of its 6th Infantry Division, assaulted and cleared Moro Islamic Liberation Front forces from the Carmen-Banisilan area of Cotabato.[1]

PlanEdit

Three task groups were organized for the operation. The 602nd Infantry Brigade formed the core of the first (TG "A"), while the 603rd Infantry Brigade did the same for the second (TG "B"). The third was a reserve force (TG "C"). The infantry was supported by artillery and Philippine Air Force units under 6th Infantry Division control.

BattleEdit

TG "A" moved northwest toward the Maladugao River and clashed with the MILF forces east of the river. TG "B" moved north towards the eastern slopes of Mt. Table, occupying the high ground. TG "C" secured their areas of operation and prevented the conflict from spreading to neighboring municipalities. Philippine Air Force's Composite Tactical Group 12 provided air support, medical evacuation, resupply and troop insertion missions.

AftermathEdit

The government forces achieved all their mission objectives. Casualties were light on both sides with two government troopers dead and five MILF killed.

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