Video Source: ABS-CBN News You Tube Channel
This video from ABS-CBN showing how the 44 Special Action Force died in the clash in Mamasapano, Magunidanao. According to the report
“The PNP SAF arrived in Mamasapano 10 o’clock in the evening Saturday, January 24. Early Sunday morning, people notice more and more Commandos arriving. Little that they know that the most important members of the team had already infiltrated the village. It was 2:30 am when the 84th Special Action Company Seaborn snuck into Brgy. Pidsandawan. They were the assault force task to kill and then get a DNA sample from the terrorist Marwan. They were followed by the 55th Special Action Company who hided the cornfields of Brgy. Tukanalipao. They were the blocking force who would provide cover for the assault force once it made its retreat. At 4: 30 am, the assault team reach its target, they shot Marwan, took a picture of him and then cut off his finger to serve as a DNA sample. The assault team then sent a text message to their Commanders “MIKE 1, Bingo”. This was code which means they got Marwan. When the assault team was on its way out, it was blocked and engaged in battle by MILF fighters. By then, the blocking force that was supposed to defend them was already caught on its own intense firefight. MILF/BIFF and other armed individuals blocked their only exit and shot the Commandos one by one as they stood exposed in the dry cornfields of Tukanalipao. The 45th Special Action Company tried to enter the marsh land to help but retreated when they too encountered enemy fire. The AFP deployed its tanks but couldn’t fire its cannons because the SAF couldn’t tell them where to fire. More than 300 SAF commandos were on standby along the highway within hearing distance of the firefight. The 3rd Special Action Battalion and the 4th Special Action Battalion were only three kilometers away from the clash, but soldiers said, when they ask the SAF to guide them to where their comrades where no one avade to join them. Of the 392 commandos who arrived in Mamasapano, only 78 entered the combat zone, 44 of them never came out alive”.