Manili massacre

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Manili massacre
Location Manili, Carmen, North Cotabato, Philippines
Date June 19, 1971
Target Filipino Muslims
Attack type
Suspected perpetrators
Ilaga, Philippine Constabulary

The Manili massacre refers to the mass killings of 65-79 Moro Muslims, including women and children committed in a mosque in Manili, Carmen, North Cotabato, Philippines in June 19, 1971. The Ilaga militant group was suspected to be behind the attacks but there were also allegations that the Philippine Constabulary were also behind the incident and collaborated with the Ilaga. No one was found to be responsible for the incident.[1][2] The incident resulted increased mistrust between Moro Muslims and Christians.[3] In response to the incident, former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi provided military aid to the secessionist group, Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).[4]


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  2. ^ "De Lima: "Oooops, sorry, it’s Ampatuan Massacre not Maguindanao Massacre"". January 28, 2010. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ Conflict Management and Dispute Settlement in East Asia. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. 2013. p. 66. ISBN 1409489345. 
  4. ^ "Libya, Gaddafi and Mindanao | Newsbreak | Independent Journalism". February 21, 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2013.