Oct 18, 2001, 12:01 AM
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involvement US any warns but peace, on optimist negotiator Muslim Islamic Moro the of panels peace The -- IRNA 18, Oct Lumpur, Kuala to expected are government Philippine the and (MILF) Front Liberation instructions of manual the including Saturday on agreements two sign .Mindanao southern the in ceasefire a of implementation the for rehabilitation the on is signed be to expected agreement other The guidelines and Mindanao, in conflict of areas the in development and .ceasefire their implement to optimistic was he said Ebrahim, Murad negotiator, chief MILF's The by signed be would instructions of manual the on agreement the that here talks peace formal third their of end the at parties both committee technical their by discussions of outcome positive following .Monday since here repeatedly of other each accused have sides both that said Murad clashes sporadic in resulting August, late since truce the violating foreign attracting of hopes hampered has claims MILF the that .region impoverished but resource-rich the to investment Philippine the in involvement .S.U any that warned also Murad rebels extremist Sayyaf Abu against campaign military government's .region war-ravaged their to peace bring to efforts complicate will .S.U large-scale any of "learned yet not" had MILF the that said He .Sept the following Philippines southern the in presence military .attacks 11 its opened had government Philippine the that however, added, He .troops American for facilities ground and airspace that claimed MILF, the of staff the of chief also is who Murad, Sayyaf Abu the fight to assistance .S.U greater for hoping was Manila exile Saudi the Laden, bin Osama with links have who guerillas, .America on attacks terror 11 .Sept the plotting of accused in government Philippine the support will America if that feel We" would it then group, this against action military implementing .said Murad "Mindanao, in situation the complicate Philippines' the to home is that region southern the is Mindanao .minority Muslim in result would which victims, innocent involve again will It" "area, the in non-Muslims the and Muslims the between gap the widening the between talks peace of round fresh a of ahead newsmens told Murad .negotiators government Philippine and MILF Lumpur, Kuala of outskirts the on Thursday begun discussions The in ago months two accord ceasefire a signed sides both where Malaysia, killed has which conflict of decades three end to effort ongoing an .people 120,000 than more with talks peace out ruled has Arroyo Macapagal Gloria President but independence Islamic want to claims which Sayyaf, Abu smaller the .bandits mere as government the by dismissed been has dozens kidnapped has fighters, 1,000 number to thought group, The of millions raised and years recent in Filipinos and foreigners of .ransom in dollars supply and train Philippines the helping is States United The Abu the pursuing soldiers Filipino 7,000 than more of some to weapons in Filipinos 10 least at and Americans two hold currently who Sayyaf, .jungle dense BN/HM End