Philippines strikes at Muslim rebels
- Published: 16 Sep 2013 at 12.49
- Online news:
MANILA - The Philippine military launched a helicopter assault Monday at Muslim rebels occupying parts of a major southern city, stepping up efforts to end an eight-day standoff that has left dozens dead.
Smoke billows from burning houses as government troops fight Muslim rebels in Zamboanga City, on September 16, 2013.
Two air force helicopters fired rocket rounds towards Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels held up in coastal villages in Zamboanga city, an AFP reporter witnessed, as the military confirmed the attacks.
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