by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 9/16/13, 05:14 pm
Two hundred Muslim rebels attacked a bustling port city in the Philippines last week, taking 200 to 300 people hostage in the latest standoff between the Muslim-minority and the government.
The fighting began after troops backed by tanks blocked the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) guerillas from marching into Zamboanga and its surrounding communities. So far, an estimated 62 people have been killed and 112 have been wounded.