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Philippine military says rebellion ‘over’

HUNDREDS KILLED:Nearly 200 people taken hostage during the battle between Muslim rebels and military forces in the Philippines are said to have been released

AFP, MANILA

The MNLF signed a peace treaty in 1996 that granted limited self-rule to the south’s Muslim minority. However, the group is opposed to a planned final peace deal between the government and the remaining major Muslim rebel group, the 12,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The MNLF believes the deal could leave it sidelined.

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