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Philippines violence

, September 28, 2013

An aerial view of burning houses caused by fires from fighting between government soldiers and Muslim rebels of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) downtown of Zamboanga city in southern Philippines on September 25. Philippine forces said on Friday they had rescued the last civilians held by Muslim rebels on the southern island after nearly three weeks of fighting that has raised doubts about government efforts to end decades-old insurgencies. About 200 people, including 166 rebels, have been killed and more than 100,000 residents of the port city on the main southern island of Mindanao were displaced. Reuters/Stringer 




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