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Terror Groups - Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)


The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was formed in 1977 after splitting from the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). The group aims to establish an independent Moro Islamic state in Mindanao, and was responsible to several terror attacks and assassinations in the Philippines throughout the years, against both security and civilian targets. The MILF is believed to have had links with the Jemaah Islamiyah, which possibly provided logistical support to the group.

Current Status: 

While the group claimed to be respecting the cease-fire from 2003, the Philippine government attributed several terror incidents to the MILF, including a 2005 attack on government troops and a 2007 clash with a group of marines. It seems the ongoing peace negotiations with the government reduced the amount of terror attacks executed by the MILF, but have not put an end to it altogether. 

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