Duterte ends cease-fire with rebels

Global Times - Weekend - - WORLD -

Philip­pine Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte on Fri­day lifted a cease-fire with com­mu­nist rebels.

The move comes two days af­ter the Com­mu­nist Party of the Philip­pines an­nounced the end of its own self-de­clared cease-fire and claims by the mil­i­tary that Maoist fighters had killed six sol­diers this week.

The com­mu­nist in­sur­gency in the Philip­pines, which be­gan in 1968, is one of the long­est run­ning in the world and has claimed an es­ti­mated 30,000 lives, ac­cord­ing to the mil­i­tary.

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