The suspension of military operations
comes a day after Pakistan's army said it had killed 40 fighters in an air strike that targeted a rebel stronghold in the country's Swat region.
Bernadette Sands McKevitt also welcomed the Real IRA's suspension of military operations
For as long as people can remember, there has always been a ceasefire - a Suspension of Military Operations
(SOMO) for the Armed Forces - at Christmas time between government forces and the rebel forces of the New People's Army (NPA).
The military first declared the suspension of military operations
from 6 p.
Malacaaang on Wednesday declared a suspension of military operations
against the communist rebels from December 24, 2017 to Jan.
Nagsalita na si Secretary Lorenzana dyan that he is not inclined to declare a suspension of military operations
this Christmas because it will give them [NPA] a chance also to continue their attacks on our outpost, they are taking potshots at our troops and policemen and he does not relish that.
There will be suspension of military operations
starting Friday [today] until January 2, on the advice of both the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and the Department of National Defence," Aquino said.
The MILF's suspension of military operations
officially ends Wednesday night, on the eve of the Philippines' 105th Independence Day anniversary.
For now, we will concentrate to the instructions given to us and that is to implement a Suspension of Military Operations
Roque further noted: 'If Joma Sison did not feel any spirit of Christmas because of the Suspension of Military Operations
, well, I feel sorry for him.
Defense Secretary (Delfin) Lorenzana has already spoken that he is not inclined to declare a suspension of military operations
this Christmas," he added.