Fighting erupts in Philippines as final peace deal nears

By Reuters | Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:29 AM

By Rosemarie Francisco

MANILA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Philippine troops have killed about 17 members of a Muslim rebel faction, officials said, underscoring volatility in the resource-rich south as the government and the main rebel group enter the final, delicate stage of a peace process.

The government and the main Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) reached a milestone in a 13-year peace process on ...

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