Moro Insurgents on the Run After Prolonged Battle in Philippines

About 116 hostages had been released or rescued in the…

About 116 hostages had been released or rescued in the previous 24 hours. At least 82,000 people have been evacuated or displaced since the fighting began, officials said. Zamboanga City, a prosperous trading town of 800,000, has ground to a halt in the past week, with all flights canceled, schools and many businesses closed, and a curfew in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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