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Islamist militants holed up here have been cornered and their firepower is flagging, the military said yesterday, as the five-week battle for control of this city raged on.

Government forces overran two Abu Sayyaf camps in Sulu as intensified operations against the militant group continue to rescue remaining hostages of the militant group, a military spokesman said yesterday.

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Muslim militants attacked government troops guarding a school construction site in a rebel stronghold in the southern Philippines on Sunday, igniting a clash that killed 13 gunmen and two marines, a marine commander said. About 50 gunmen attacked two marine detachments in hilly Talipao town in Sulu province at dawn, […]

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