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Fighting Flares in Southern Philippines, 60 Killed

Philippine military planes bombed Muslim rebel positions on a remote southern island on Wednesday and troops attacked guerrilla bunkers in pitched fighting that has killed 60 people in three days, officials said. Army howitzers started shelling rebel positions at dawn and 3,000 troops staged ground assaults on the island of Jolo, the bastion of the Abu Sayyaf militants. Helicopters fired rockets and OV-10 planes dropped 500-pound bombs on rebel fortifications, said army spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Buenaventura Pascual.Full Story

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