Fighting continues in Zamboanga City, Philippines (update)

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that a total of 103 people have been killed in the ongoing armed conflict in Zamboanaga City between Filipino forces and the Moro National Liberation Front. The dead include 80 MNLF members,10 civilians, 10 members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and 3 members of the Philippine National Police. In addition, over 100,000 people have been displaced and more than 10,000 structures have been gutted by fire in several areas in the city.

Travellers should avoid all travel to this area.

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