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Philippines Military Offensive Kills 37 Rebels

Philippine military officials said a two-day offensive in the south has killed 37 militants who were opposed to peace talks between Manila and a main rebel group. President Benigno Aquino said Wednesday the offensive aims to "seriously degrade" the ability of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) to act as peace deal spoilers. The group is a breakaway faction of the larger Moro Liberation Front (MILF), which on Saturday wrapped up talks aimed at establishing an...

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