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AseanPlus News 12 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

60 killed in clashes after Philippine army routs Muslim gunmen

Troops captured the main stronghold of hundreds of Muslim gunmen yesterday and pursued them from a town where they attacked an army detachment, triggering clashes that have killed more than 60 people, military officials said.

Nation 12 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Muslim leaders seek ceasefire in Jolo

Muslim leaders in southern Philippines are appealing to Moro leaders and the armed forces for an immediate ceasefire on Jolo island as six days of gunbattles are causing thousands of people to flee.

AseanPlus News 12 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Muslim leaders seek ceasefire in Jolo

Muslim leaders in southern Philippines are appealing to Moro leaders and the armed forces for an immediate ceasefire on Jolo island as six days of gunbattles are causing thousands of people to flee.

Nation 11 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Thousands flee fighting in Jolo

Nearly 3,000 families together with their children have fled their villages after five days of skirmishes between soldiers and Moro rebels on Jolo island in southern Philippines.

AseanPlus News 11 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Surrender or be crushed, rebels told

The armed forces Thursday demanded that Muslim rebels in the southern island of Jolo surrender or suffer heavy casualties as fighting entered its fourth day.

AseanPlus News 09 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Abu Sayyaf base attacked

Nearly 50 soldiers and Muslim militants were killed in the south-western Philippines, the army said yesterday, as fighting escalated after an ambush by rebels demanding the transfer of a detained separatist leader.

AseanPlus News 08 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Government troops attacked on Jolo island

Hundreds of armed followers of a jailed former Muslim rebel leader attacked government troops and occupied at least one army detachment on Jolo island yesterday, sparking clashes that killed at least 12 soldiers and wounded 15 others, military officials said.

Nation 07 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tenghilan a place of hope

About an hour's drive from here, in a small town call Tenghilan, young nuns of the Good Shepherd Sisters struggle to give youth from the surrounding villages education that could give them better prospects in life.

Nation 24 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Keeping phone in pocket proves fatal

Tugboat skipper Baginda Dayak's innocuous move of putting his handphone in his shirt pocket proved to be fatal.

Nation 21 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Missing tugboat found in southern Philippines

A missing Sabah-registered tugboat and its barge with cargo worth RM1mil have been found in the southern Philippines with its skipper reported dead and six other crewmen safe.

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