Philippines to file cases against 90 rebels over commandos' deaths

April 16, 2015 9:04 AM

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Philippines to file cases against 90 rebels over commandos' deaths

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will file criminal cases against 90 Muslim rebels for the death of 35 police commandos during a deadly January clash in the south, the justice minister said on Thursday, to assuage a public outcry for justice.

Philippine leader Benigno Aquino faces his biggest political crisis over a botched operation to capture a top Islamist militant as his popularity ratings have plunged to their lowest in five years.

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