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Moro Islamic Liberation Front

Definition/Scope: The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is a 10,000-12,000 man strong insurgent force fighting for an independent Islamic state since 1978. They orginally started out as the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in 1972 but due to infighting some of the members splintered off and started the MILF. They have renounced terrorism and are in talks with the government for peace.

Broader Terms:

foreign terrorist organization

Related Terms:

Abu Sayyaf Group

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