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Philippine Muslim rebels want to keep guns

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After watching two of his brothers die during four decades of fighting in the southern Philippines, Muslim rebel Abdulhamid Ganalan feels a planned peace deal could be surrender. 

A Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebel aims his sniper rifle during a 2009 military drill on Mindanao island. Muslim rebels are set to sign a peace accord with the Philippine government, but some guerrillas say they do not want to give up their arms.

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leaders are set to sign an accord with the government on Monday that will aim to end the rebellion by 2016, but the guerrilla said he and his subordinates did not want to give up their arms.

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