Moro Islamic Liberation Front


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Noun1.Moro Islamic Liberation Front - a terrorist group in the southern Philippines formed in 1977 to establish an independent Islamic state for the Moros; have clashed with troops at United States bases
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Philippines, Republic of the Philippines - a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
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With the peace agreement, called the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) turns from 40 years of armed struggle for an independent, Muslim homeland.
No longer does the Moro Islamic Liberation Front aspire for a separate state.
Manila The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has fielded its forces in certain municipalities in Maguindanao supposedly as a measure to check the increasing violence there.
ANKARA, Dec 1, 2009 (TUR) -- Turkey accepted to join the international contact group for solution of the dispute between the Philippines government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
Irish Foreign Minister Micheal Martin insisted no ransom was paid to his kidnappers, believed to be a splinter group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Philippine government are trying to revive peace negotiations after a proposed deal broke down last year when the supreme court stopped the government from signing the deal.
Army spokesman Romeo Brawner said Moro Islamic Liberation Front guerrillas attacked the army convoy near Mulondo township in Lanao del Sur province.
Colonel Felipe Tabas, the military chief in the area, said clashes continued between Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels and civilian volunteers armed by the local government in two villages of Maguindanao province's Mamapasano town, but that no new casualties have been reported.
Hostilities erupted this year in Mindanao, the second largest island, when government militia attacked the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
Officials have arrested nine people, including at least five suspected rebels of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
The Pentagon gang, whose members are mostly renegade rebels of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the country's main secessionist group, kidnapped Italian priest Giuseppe Pierantoni last year.
Rebels fired rocket-propelled grenades to free Tahir Alonto, a leader of the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) who was serving a life sentence for murder and kidnapping.