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Toll in rebel violence in south Philippines at 28

A major clash between Philippine marines and Abu Sayyaf militants on a southern island has killed at least 28 people, including eight soldiers, officials said on Wednesday. Four of the dead marines were found beheaded after the nine-hour gunbattle on Basilan island on Tuesday, marine spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Caculitan said. About 50 marines and 300 militants were involved in the fighting. Full Story

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