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Ilagas (Philippines)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 175
Country: Philippines
Date formed: Jan. 1, 1967
Details of Formation: Christian vigilante group established in 1967 and used by Marcos to put down Muslim insurgents. Active throughout 1970s, with periods of activity in 1988 and 1996 fighting Muslim insurgents. Active again in 2000, led by second generation and connected to sub-national government leaders in Mindanao. .
Date dissolved: Unknown
Details of Termination: Apparently still active today
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): state/military institution
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel unclear
Types of Material Support: no information
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: religious; ideology
Location: Mindanao
Force Strength: [unknown, 75000]
Target(s): civilians; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group; religious group
Purpose(s): intimidation of ethnic/religious groups; fight insurgents
Other Information: purpose=attack Muslim insurgents in Mindanao