Malaysian security forces launched an assault on Tuesday, including the use of fighter jets, to clear out armed Filipino intruders engaged in a three-week incursion that has left 27 people dead.
Malaysian soldiers drive towards the area where the stand-off with Sulu gunmen is on going, in Tanduo village on March 4, 2013. Malaysian security forces have launched an assault to clear out armed Filipino intruders engaged in a three-week incursion that has left 27 people dead.
Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement run by national news agency Bernama that negotiations with the Filipino militants, believed to number 100-300 and holed up in a farming village, had failed.
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