Philippines: Rebel forms splinter group

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August 18, 2011
St. Louis Post-Dispatch    
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"A radical guerrilla commander said he has split from the Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group and formed his own with hundreds of fighters to wage a war for a separate homeland. Ameril Umbra Kato told The Associated Press in a cellphone interview Thursday from his jungle hide-out in southern Maguindanao province that he would not return to the mainstream Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which has opened peace talks with the government and threatened to expel him after he led a mutiny in December." (08/18/11)


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