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Philippines Launches Offensive Against Splinter Muslim Rebel Group

The Philippine military has launched a major offensive against a renegade Muslim faction two days after the country's main Islamic rebel group agreed to a peace plan to end a decades-long insurgency that has killed tens of thousands of people. The military said that troops, backed by artillery, attacked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters guerrillas on Monday in a remote village on the southern island of Mindanao, sending hundreds of civilians fleeing. The rebels broke away from...

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