Members of the Philippine Marines hold their weapons aboard a truck in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines. Government troops are closing in on Muslim rebels of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). Photo: AFP Members of the Philippine Marines hold their weapons aboard a truck in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines. Government troops are closing in on Muslim rebels of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). Photo: AFP
Members of the Philippine Marines hold their weapons aboard a truck in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines. Government troops are closing in on Muslim rebels of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). Photo: AFP

Philippine troops advance on rebel positions as ceasefire falters

Week-long standoff in Zamboanga has left more than 60 dead

Members of the Philippine Marines hold their weapons aboard a truck in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines. Government troops are closing in on Muslim rebels of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). Photo: AFP Members of the Philippine Marines hold their weapons aboard a truck in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines. Government troops are closing in on Muslim rebels of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). Photo: AFP
Members of the Philippine Marines hold their weapons aboard a truck in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines. Government troops are closing in on Muslim rebels of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). Photo: AFP
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