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Philippines-Mindanao conflict

Updated: Tue, 3 Jun 2014

Introduction

The Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group signed a peace deal in March 2014 that many hope will end decades of fighting on the southern island of Mindanao.

The deal grants mostly Muslim areas of Mindanao greater political autonomy in exchange for an end to armed rebellion. Other rebel groups have vowed to keep fighting for full independence for the region.

The region is also home to the Abu Sayyaf, a Muslim extremist network with international links.

Another conflict with communist insurgents continues across the country.

Read more about the conflict here.

The Philippine government and the country's largest Muslim rebel group signed a peace deal in March 2014 that many hope will end decades of fighting on the southern island of Mindanao.

The deal grants mostly Muslim areas of Mindanao greater political autonomy in exchange for an end to armed rebellion. Other rebel groups have vowed to keep fighting for full independence for the region.

The region is also home to the Abu Sayyaf, a Muslim extremist network with international links.

Another conflict with communist insurgents continues across the country.

Read more about the conflict here.