Oct 18, 2001, 12:01 AM
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Malaysia in accord peace sign rebels separatist Muslim Manila, Philippine and rebels Muslim Separatist - IRNA 18, Oct Lumpur, Kuala talks resuming after minutes Thursday, pact peace a signed government signed sides both where Philippine, southern in region war-ravaged on three end to effort ongoing an in ago months two accord ceasefire a .people 120,000 than more killed has which conflict of decades States United any that warned leader separatist Muslim a But, against campaign military government's Philippine the in involvement to peace bring to efforts complicate will rebels extremist Sayyaf Abu .Philippine southern the and (MILF) Front Liberation Islamic Moro the of Representatives Malaysian the in talks holding been have government Philippine the signed they truce a reinforce to Monday since Lumpur Kuala capital .August in there the upon immediately and meeting panel the opened we Today," important very a is which something signed we panel the of convening newsmen told Dureza Jesus negotiator government Chief "document, .outskirts Lumpur's Kuala on talks, the outside included agreement the said MILF, the for spokesman Ebrahim, Murad be would hostilities of cessation the how on "instructions detailed" of up made teams monitoring of creation the including , implemented .representatives rebel and government both as soon as week, next working begin will teams monitoring The .talks of round this after Philippines the to return negotiators state Islamic separate a for years 30 nearly for fought had rebels The for settling before Mindanao of island Philippine southern the on .Malaysia later and Libya by first brokered talks in gains lesser several still were there said rebels the for negotiator chief The .Thursday on discussion for agenda the on issues and development on discussion with begin will today panel The" lands ancestral of return the and area, the of rehabilitation economic .Ebrahim Murad representative MILF said "Muslims, the to development the on agreement second a settled were issues those If .days coming in signed be to likely is Mindanao of 12 least at broken been has ceasefire the previously said Murad .violations the for other the blames side Each .times Muslim of group second a fighting is military Philippine The .Basilan of island southern the on rebels groups the of one as Sayyaf Abu the named has States United The chief Washington's Laden, bin Osama militant Saudi-born to linked .States United the on attacks 11 September the in suspect assistance .S.U greater for hoping was Manila that claimed Murad .guerillas Sayyaf Abu the fight to 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 .said Murad 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 large-scale any of learned'' yet not" had MILF the that said Murad .Sept the following Philippines southern the in presence military .S.U .attacks 11 its opened had government Philippine the that however, added, He .troops American for facilities ground and airspace the in "resolution peaceful a on attention out focusing are We" to want don't We" that adding said, Murad Philippines, southern the by faced now problem global the with position our complicate ".world Muslim 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 BN/HM End