In 1987, the MILF refused to accept an offer of semi-autonomy, making it the largest separatist group in the Philippines. The MILF initially declared a Jihad but became more restrained and receptive, especially following claims that it had links to the Abu Sayyaf or Al Qaeda. MILF turned to a national struggle for recognition and self determination and not a part of a world wide Global Jihad. Despite a 2004 cease fire, the MILF was accused of continuing attacks against Philippines army units but MILF denied its responsibility, saying it was the work of Abu Sayyaf fugitives from Indonesia. The MILF is based in Maguindanao province and around Cotabato City. Its main bastion is the Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town (which is not in Sultan Kudarat province. VideoVideo: 26 May 2016 France 24 Embeds with MILFVideo: 2013 Interview with MILF leader Murad EbrahimVideo: 2009The guerrillas from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front…
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)
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