The Philippine government and the country's biggest Muslim rebel group announced Sunday they had agreed a deal to end a decades-long separatist insurgency that has killed more than 150,000 people.
File photo shows Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels at Camp Darapan on Mindanao island in 2011. The Philippine government and MILF announced Sunday they have agreed a plan to end a decades-long separatist insurgency that has killed more than 150,000 people.
The agreement would see the establishment of a new semi-autonomous Muslim area in the resource-rich southern Philippine region of Mindanao, which the 12,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front regards as its ancestral homeland.
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