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Tuesday, 27 November, 2001, 06:46 GMT
In pictures: Philippines hostage drama
Muslim rebels in the southern Philippines city of Zamboanga have taken a group of local residents hostage, after their base was attacked by the military.

They are threatening to kill the hostages unless the army allows them safe passage, but the BBC's South East Asia correspondent in Zamboanga says this is very unlikely.

Philippines troops take up their positions outside the base
Troops, backed by helicopter gunships, attack the rebels' base

Troops duck for cover
They duck for cover as the guerrillas shoot back

A man flees with his daughter
Terrified local residents fled - some were injured in the firel fight

The hostages, their hands tied together, outside Nur Misuari's complex
But some were seized as hostages and paraded in front of the military

A woman is released by the rebels
One hostage runs into the street after being released...

The woman is pulled away
...and delivers the rebels' demands to the military
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