. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Filipino Peace Pact

JAKARTA, Indonesia () -- The Philippine government and a Muslim rebel group that once fought for an independent nation initialed an Indonesia-brokered peace pact Friday, ending 26 years of civil war that killed at least 120,000 people.


Three years after they began talking, the two sides settled all their disputes Thursday, ironing out the details of integrating the Muslim rebel fighters into the Philippine armed forces and the regional police force.


Nur Misuari, chief of the Moro National Liberation Front, said he hoped other fighters would return soon from their jungle hideouts.