Philippines struggles to clamp down on illegal weapons

Violence has long plagued the southern Mindanao region in the Philippines

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    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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