REFILE - REMOVING EXTRANEOUS WORD IN FIRST SENTENCE Smoke billows into the air behind government soldiers as fire rages in a residential district after a clash between the government soldiers and ... more 
REFILE - REMOVING EXTRANEOUS WORD IN FIRST SENTENCE Smoke billows into the air behind government soldiers as fire rages in a residential district after a clash between the government soldiers and Muslim rebels from the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines September 12, 2013. Fighting between security forces and rogue Muslim rebels seeking to declare an independent state escalated in a southern Philippine city on Thursday and spread to a second island, officials said. U.S.-trained commandos exchanged gunfire with a breakaway faction of the MNLF holding dozens of hostages in Zamboanga City, on the southernmost island of Mindanao, army spokesman Domingo Tutaan said. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT POLITICS MILITARY) less 
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Thu, Sep 12, 2013 8:25 AM EDT