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No American personnel killed in Mamasapano, says US embassy

By: - NewsLab Lead / @MSantosINQ
/ 02:10 PM September 15, 2015

The United States (US) Embassy said Tuesday that no American personnel were killed during the Mamasapano incident.

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“There were no US service member casualties,” US Embassy spokesman Kurt Hoyer said in an email in response to queries about the video which showed a dead unidentified Caucasian male.

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The man was among the slain commandos of the 55th Special Action Company (SAC) of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (SAF).

The eight-minute video footage was taken in the aftermath of the clash between members of the PNP SAF and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) last Jan. 25, 2015.

“The operation was planned and executed by Philippine authorities. We refer you to them for details of the operation. The US government consults regularly with Philippine security forces on issues of mutual interest,” Hoyer said in the email.

“At the request of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, contract personnel serving in JSOTF-P (Joint Special Operations Task Force – Philippines) responded, to assist in the evacuation of casualties after the firefight,” he said. TVJ

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