Philippines communist rebels end ceasefire but still support peace talks

Protracted guerrilla warfare has killed tens of thousands of people

  • New People's Army rebels terminate unilateral ceasefire

  • Government, communist rebels will not abandon peace talks

  • Defence Minister says government truce will hold

MANILA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The Maoist-led rebel group in the Philippines said on Wednesday it was terminating a unilateral ceasefire it declared five months ago and resuming a protracted guerrilla warfare that has killed tens of thousands of people.

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