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Philippines says kills 13 rebels in air strikes

At least 13 Muslim guerrillas were killed Thursday when Philippine aircraft dropped bombs on a fortified rebel position in a southern marshland, an army spokesman said. Major Randolph Cabangbang said dozens of rebels from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) were also wounded when soldiers called in an air strike to flush out guerrillas hiding behind thick concrete bunkers and trenches in the Datu Piang area. “Bombs were dropped from planes and rockets were fired from helicopters to soften the ground,” Cabangbang said, adding the air strikes helped ground troops take the rebel position without much resistance. Full Story

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