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Philippines struggles to clamp down on illegal weapons

Violence has long plagued the southern Mindanao region in the Philippines

Violence has long plagued the southern Mindanao region in the Philippines,

Decades of armed rebellion has forced many here to acquire firearms illegally, and this has created a cycle of violence that the government is unable to contain.

Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Lanao Del Sur, the southern Philippines.

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