Sparrow Unit

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a hit squad of the New People's Army in the Philippines

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'What is missing is my own Sparrow unit. That is their advantage.
NPA Sparrow Unit long gone Albayalde !-- -- Romina Cabrera (The Philippine Star) - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines In the face of President Duterte's wish to form a death squad to go after Sparrow units of communist rebels, the head of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said the infamous hit squad is "long gone." PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said they have not monitored incidents involving these sparrow units of the New People's Army (NPA) for the past three years.
President Duterte earlier said he would create his own hit squad to target the infamous sparrow unit of the NPA.
Pero monitored po iyan [at] talagang matagal nang wala ang Sparrow Unit.'
Outgoing Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr., Monday said there is a need to form a group that will counter the sparrow unit of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA).
The Sparrow Unit was the NPA's special partisan group that was responsible for assassinating local officials, policemen and soldiers in the 1970s and 1980s.
At the same event, Duterte advised PNPA graduates to be vigilant against the Sparrow unit or the assassins of the New People's Army (NPA).
Also being looked into is the reported activation of the NPA Sparrow Unit, an already disbanded urban hit squad in line with communist leaderships' plan to revive its assassination operations against key government and civilian targets.
Detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to organize a death squad to counter the New People's Army's 'Sparrow Unit' is illegal.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Thursday raised concern over the government's proposal to create a death squad that will match the New People's Army's Sparrow Unit.
President Rodrigo Duterte has announced that he wanted to create a death squad to match the New People's Army (NPA) Sparrow Unit during the Marcos regime.
Grieving relatives suspect that Galupo's assassins were members of the NPA Sparrow Unit operating in Magpet and nearby areas bordering North Cotabato and Bukidnon.
The term 'sparrow unit' stemmed from the Special Partisan Unit or SPARU of the NPA, which referred to the rebel group's hit squads.
The Sparrow Unit is an urban guerrilla hit squad of the NPA that gained notoriety in the '80s for killing policemen posted or patrolling the streets.
The Sparrow Unit is an urban guerilla hit squad of the NPA that gained notoriety in the 80s for killing policemen on duty or patrolling the streets.