DAVAO CITY — A Moro organization is pushing for the reopening of the investigations on the Mamasapano clash to probe the alleged direct involvement of the United States military in the operation after a video from a still unknown source shows the body of an alleged Caucasian soldier.
The Mamasapano operation claimed the lives of 44 police’s Special Action Force, civilians and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on January this year.
Jerome Aba, spokesperson of Suara Bangsamoro said “the only way to clear the issue is to conduct another investigation.”
“The video of a Caucasian casualty in Mamasapano in the January 25 clash where 44 SAF members were killed coincides with the results of our previous investigation,” said Aba.
In a fact-finding mission in Tukanalipao, Mamasapano in Maguindanao, Suara Bangsamoro “found out that one American soldier was involved in the fierce battle between the Moro armed groups and members of the SAF.
Aba said they interviewed one of the residents “who went to the encounter site after the violent clash subsided” who said an alleged American soldier is one of the casualties during the fight.
The witness, Aba said, described the soldier as “blue-eyed”.
Suara Bangsamoro believes that the results of the new investigation “could provide us new information about the violation committed by the US on our national patrimony and sovereignty.” (davaotoday.com)