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Abu Sayyaf warns MILF against forging peace with gov’t

THE ABU Sayyaf warned the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) against pursuing peace talks with the government, as it vowed to press on with the fight to establish an independent Islamic state in Mindanao. “To our brothers in the MILF don’t waive our nation’s honor, dignity, and right even in exchange for the whole world,” Abu Solaiman said in a statement he read over GMA Network’s radio station dzBB on Tuesday. “No amount of development can pay for our homeland’s illegal and immoral occupation or annexation,” said Solaiman, the group’s spokesman. But MILF spokesman Eid Kabalu said the Muslim rebel group was “strongly committed” to the peace process. Full Story

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