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    Government sends tanks to free hostages in Philippines

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    A major operation is underway in the Philippines to free 150 people held hostage for a second day by seperatist rebels.

    Some 200 armed fighters are being surrounded by government soldiers backed by tanks.

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from the front line in the battle for Zamboanga.