In pictures: Philippines rebel standoff - The New Indian Express

In pictures: Philippines rebel standoff

  • A Government trooper stands next to a huge hole which was damaged during their offensive against Muslim rebels on Sunday in Zamboanga city, southern Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
  • Two men who claim to be hostages are escorted to a waiting vehicle after being released from the hands of Muslim rebels in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines on Tuesday. (AP Photo)
  • Police investigators examine the scene of an explosion as renewed fighting between Government forces and Muslim rebels, who have taken scores of hostages, entered its second week Monday in Zamboanga city in the southern Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
  • A Filipino Muslim woman hits a bell in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines as they call for an end to the ongoing standoff between government troopers and Muslim rebels in southern Philippines on Monday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
  • Smoke billows from the scene where renewed fighting between government forces and Muslim rebels, who have taken scores of hostages, enters its second week on Monday in Zamboanga city in the southern Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
  • A Government trooper from Task Force Zamboanga fires 60mm mortars as renewed fighting between Government forces and Muslim rebels, who have taken scores of hostages, enters its second week on Monday in Zamboanga city, southern Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
  • A Holy Rosary dangles amidst M203 ammunitions of a Government trooper as they pursue Muslim rebels on Sunday in Zamboanga city, southern Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
  • Government troopers inspect the surroundings during the continuing standoff with Muslim rebels on Sunday in Zamboanga city, southern Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
  • A boy takes a bath at a stadium where tens of thousands of villagers are camped out to flee the fighting between government forces and Muslim rebels on Saturday, in Zamboanga city in southernPhilippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
  • Villagers known as "Badjao" seek temporary shelter on their boats at a pier to flee the fighting between government forces and Muslim rebels at sunset on Saturday in Zamboanga city in southernPhilippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
  • In this photo released by the Malacanang Photo Bureau , Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III talks to government troopers at the Western Mindanao Command headquarters, in Zamboanga city, southern Philippines on Friday. (AP Photo/Gil Nartea, Malacanang Photo Bureau, HO)
  • Government troopers make an assault at Muslim rebels who have taken scores of hostages and used them as human shields for the fifth straight day on Friday September 13, 2013 at Zamboanga city in southern Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)