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The Moro Islamic Liberation Front


The Moro Islamic Liberation Front

  • Largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines
  • Formed in 1978 by Egypt-educated cleric Salamat Hashim, who broke from the Moro National Liberation Front
  • Fought a 40-year conflict for a Muslim homeland
  • More than 120,000 people were killed in the conflict
  • Held several rounds of peace talks with Philippines government since 1997
  • Linked to several militant and terrorist groups, including al-Qaida linked Jemaah Islamiyah
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