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Evacuees line up to receive their food ration as fighting between government forces and Muslim rebels continues in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines. The Philippine president has asked the last remaining pockets of rebel holdouts still holding residents hostage in coastal communities in the south to surrender and save their lives, adding a major offensive he was overseeing to end the 11-day standoff may be nearing an end.

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Evacuees line up to receive their food ration as fighting between government forces and Muslim rebels continues in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines. The Philippine president has asked the last remaining pockets of rebel holdouts still holding residents hostage in coastal communities in the south to surrender and save their lives, adding that a major offensive he was overseeing to end the 11-day standoff may be nearing an end

Filipino soldiers clash against rebels in Zamboanga City...epa03869561 A Filipino army soldier peers from an armored personnel carrier (APC) on its way to the site of renewed clashes as it enters the second week of a stand off between government troops and rebels, in the residential village in Zamboanga city, southern Philippines, 16 September 2013. At least 62 people have been killed in the fighting between government troops and Muslim rebels in a southern Philippine city, a military spokesman said. More than 62,000 people have been displaced in the clashes between Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) fighters and security forces in Zamboanga City, 875 kilometres south of Manila, that erupted on 09 September, the social welfare department said.  EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

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A Filipino army soldier peers from an armored personnel carrier on its way to the site of renewed clashes as it enters the second week of a stand off between government troops and rebels, in the residential village in Zamboanga city, Philippines Read more

Smoke billows into the air behind government soldiers as fire rages in a residential district caused after a clash between government soldiers and Muslim rebels from the MNLF in Zamboanga city.

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Government soldiers in a residential district of Zamboanga city in the Philippines, during clashes between government forces and Muslim rebels from the MNLF Read more