Rebel Standoff Over in South Philippines

A member of the Muslim rebels of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) helps a fellow rebel drink water after they surrendered to the government soldiers, as they wait to be fingerprinted at a police station in Zamboanga city

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A deadly three-week standoff between government troops and Muslim rebels who held nearly 200 people hostage in the southern Philippines has ended with all of the captives safe, officials said Saturday. (Reuters)

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