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Fighting in southern Philippines rages for third day

Fresh fighting broke out between Philippine forces and Al-Qaeda-linked militants after four people were killed in a major operation to capture two suspected Bali bombers. The offensive launched Tuesday on the southern island of Jolo is targetting Khaddafy Janjalani, leader of the Abu Sayyaf group, as well as Jemaah Islamiyah militants Umar Patek and Dulmatin who are wanted over the 2002 Bali nightclub attacks. A civilian guiding the troops and three rebels have been killed in the past two days while five soldiers and two militants were wounded, the military said. Full Story

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