(Updated) Civilian peace group: Land dispute caused Midsayap skirmishes

Bantay Ceasefire, a grassroots-based civilian ceasefire monitoring group, blamed the recent skirmishes between government forces and Moro rebels to a local land dispute in Midsayap, in its report on January 29.
The four-day armed confrontation forced around 6,000 people to evacuate as both parties were reported to have massed troops, shelled mortals and launched air strikes.

The report also pushed for 12 recommendations, including the investigation of both party’s violations on the ceasefire agreement.

“Everyone agrees that the root cause of the conflict is land dispute, but not everybody knows it is a deep-seated and very complicated problem that involves a lot of individuals, some of them are economically and politically powerful,” the report said.

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One response to “(Updated) Civilian peace group: Land dispute caused Midsayap skirmishes”

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