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The MNLF (Moro National Liberation Front) has entered the city and is heavily armed. Innocent civilians have evacuated their homes to look for safer grounds. The rebel group seized hostages and used them as human shield. 5 barangays are under attack by the rebel groups. Military troops prevents spillover to other areas, and counter attack. Classes and offices are suspended. Flights going in and out of the city are cancelled.
|Security forces walk past debris scattered on a street after rebels from the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) clashed with government troops in Zamboanga City on Monday. MNLF forces tried to take over the city and raise their flag at the city hall but were prevented by government forces. Photo: Reuters|
|Patients that were transferred from Zamboanga City Medical Center to Western Mindanao State University Gymnasium converted to Satellite Emergency Hospital. Photo: GMA NEWS|
|Food distribution to the evacuees. Photo: GMA NEWS|