Philippine Army troops backed by armored vehicles block a road leading to the village of Mampang in Zamboanga City on Wednesday night. The soldiers were prepared to engage Moro National Liberation Front rebels, but reports say dozens of MNLF fighters had slipped through the cordon before sundown.   Photo By Al Jacinto
Philippine Army troops backed by armored vehicles block a road leading to the village of Mampang in Zamboanga City on Wednesday night. The soldiers were prepared to engage Moro National Liberation Front rebels, but reports say dozens of MNLF fighters had slipped through the cordon before sundown.
Photo By Al Jacinto

Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels took potshots at government troops on Wednesday as they hid behind hostages who were roped together pleading for mercy, on the third day of a deadly siege in a Zamboanga City.

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