Manila's Aquino says he was 'fooled' about deadly botched commando raid

March 9, 2015 12:24 PM

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Manila's Aquino says he was 'fooled' about deadly botched commando raid

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Monday blamed a police general for giving him wrong information about a botched secret mission against Islamic rebels that led to the deaths of 44 commandos.

Aquino is facing his biggest political crisis over the operation to capture a wanted militant with some lawmakers, Roman Catholic bishops, civil society groups and activists calling on him to resign.

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