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Philippines: MILF rebels return 16 firearms of slain commandos

Philippines: MILF rebels return 16 firearms of slain commandos

By Wed, Feb 18, 2015 7:29PM UTC Comments Off Philippines: MILF rebels return 16 firearms of slain commandos

COTABATO, Philippines (AP) — Muslim guerrillas have returned to the Philippine government at least 16 assault firearms of police anti-terror commandos who were killed in what the insurgents say was a "misencounter" that has stalled a new peace deal....

Philippine president, Muslim rebels agree on autonomy bill

By Tue, Sep 09, 2014 11:20AM UTC Comments Off Philippine president, Muslim rebels agree on autonomy bill

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the president discreetly met with a Muslim rebel leader last week in Manila and both helped untangle thorny differences over a proposed autonomy law they hope will end decades of bloody rebellion in the south. ...

Filipino rebels form party as they end rebellion

By Tue, Apr 08, 2014 3:49PM UTC Comments Off Filipino rebels form party as they end rebellion

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines says it has formed a political party as it turns away from a decades-long rebellion after signing a peace pact with the government....

Muslim rebel bomb wounds 6 in southern Philippines

By Sat, Feb 01, 2014 1:28PM UTC Comments Off Muslim rebel bomb wounds 6 in southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The military says at least six people, including two television journalists, were wounded when a home-made bomb exploded on a roadside in the southern Philippines....

Philippines says 37 rebels killed in offensive

By Wed, Jan 29, 2014 4:12PM UTC Comments Off Philippines says 37 rebels killed in offensive

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least 37 Islamic fighters have been killed in a two-day offensive against insurgents opposed to a new peace deal between the government and the main Muslim rebel group, military officials said Wednesday. President Benigno Aquino III said the military launched the assault to protect villages after Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement...