November 2, 2012

Two More Wars Shut Down (Probably)

Gwynne Dyer, Winnipeg Free Press

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More or less at opposite ends of the world, two very long wars are coming to a negotiated end, with no victors and no vanquished. In the Philippines, President Benigno Aquino signed a peace agreement with the leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Oct. 16 after more than 40 years of war. In Norway the next day, Colombia's government began talks with the FARC rebels to end a war that has lasted for more than 50 years.

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TAGGED: MILF, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Philippines, FARC, Colombia


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