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TIMELINE | The Zamboanga crisis and what went before

Zamboanga residents held as 'human shields' by MNLF rebels wave to government troops not to shoot (photo by Erik de Castro, Reuters)

InterAksyon.com
The online news portal of TV5

The standoff between Moro National Liberation Front fighters and government forces in Zamboanga City entered its fifth day Friday with at least 15,000 residents displaced and no clear resolution in sight.

The MNLF has confirmed that the foray into Zamboanga was to wage a "war of independence," an apparent reaction to their feeling left out of the current peace process between the government and the rival Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Here is a timeline of the events leading to the crisis, from the founding of the MNLF in 1971 by former university professor Nur Misuari.

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