After five months of fighting for our country, Philippine Navy’s marines and sailors were given a heroes' welcome in Manila.
Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado shared naval intelligence operatives' role in the successful operation.
It is the naval intelligence operatives who gave the important information of the locations and whereabouts of the leader of the terrorist even from the start of the seige.
According to him amonth the first who responded to the battle were the Marine Battalion Landing Team, the Marines Special Operations Group, the Naval Special Operations Group.
The marines retook the 3 bridges in the battle area.
There were more than 400,000 people who got displaced because of the battle.
900 terrorists and 45 civillians lost their lives during the seige.
There are 165 soldiers and policemen who offered their lives and 35 of them were from the Philippine Marines.