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Zamboanga city Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar (C) and military commander General Carmelo Valmoria (L) are seen during clearing operation in the war ravage district of Zamboanga City, southern Philippines, on 30 September 2013, after the nearly three-weeks stand-off between government troops and rebels.

Zamboanga city Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar (C) and military commander General Carmelo Valmoria (L) are seen during clearing operation in the war ravage district of Zamboanga City, southern Philippines, on 30 September 2013, after the nearly three-weeks stand-off between government troops and rebels. Philippine soldiers were conducting a final search for Muslim rebel fighters explosives and booby traps left behind after 20 days of fighting in Zamboanga City, a key city in the south of the country. On 09 September armed MNLF rebels stormed the city and sought to declare independence amid disgruntlement over the implementation of the 1996 peace agreement. EPA/LAURENZ CASTILLO

Zamboanga City conflict's aftermath