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Philippine Muslim rebels “very happy” with deal

/ 04:59 PM October 07, 2012

This file photo taken on September 19, 2009, shows a member of the southern Philippine rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, holding a rocket propelled grenade launcher (RPG) as he stands guard at Camp Darapanan in the town of Sultan Kudarat Maguindanao province. MILF rebels said Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, they were “very happy” a road map had been agreed with the government aimed at ending their decades-long separatist insurgency. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

MANILA, Philippines—Philippine Muslim rebels said Sunday they were “very happy” a road map had been agreed with the government aimed at ending their decades-long separatist insurgency in the south of the country.

“We are very happy. We thank the president for this,” Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) vice chairman for political affairs Ghazali Jaafar told AFP by phone from his base in the southern Philippines.

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