Philippine peace drive stokes more war

Ramped up hostilities between Filipino forces and communist rebels have dashed hopes the region's oldest insurgency will end any time soon

Mindanao, March 24, 2017 3:45 PM (UTC+8)
A Philippine Marine bites the primer of a 155mm Howitzer round, a US Marine ritual for soldiers firing the Howitzer for the first time, during a Philippines-US military exercise. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
A Philippine Marine bites the primer of a 155mm Howitzer round, a US Marine ritual for soldiers firing the Howitzer for the first time, during a Philippines-US military exercise. REUTERS/Erik De Castro