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Aid needed in Philippines after 100,000 flee fighting

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The Philippines urged its citizens on Saturday to send more aid for 100,000 people who had fled heavy fighting between troops and Muslim rebels in the country's south, calling their plight a "humanitarian crisis". 

Philippine soldiers patrol the streets as government forces clash with Muslim rebels in Zamboanga City, on September 21, 2013.

The conflict has claimed more than 100 lives since hundreds of rebels from the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) entered the key trading centre of Zamboanga in a bid to derail peace talks with a rival group.

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