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Philippine Muslim rebels to observe truce after leader charged

Muslim separatist rebels have been ordered to stick to a three-year-old ceasefire with the government and avoid fresh hostilities after their leader was charged over deadly bomb attacks this month, a spokesman said. The 12,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will “strictly observe” the ceasefire despite the “misunderstanding,” spokesman Eid Kabalu told AFP. “There is a directive to all commanders on the ground” to observe the truce, Kabalu said. “We are only on defensive mode and the ceasefire as of now is still holding.” Full Story

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