Waiving flags of independence, Bangsamoro women clad in conservative Islamic garb wait patiently for the arrival of the Malaysian-led Advanced Survey Group in Camp Palestine, Philippines. Camp Palestine is one of several guerilla bases under the control of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and was once thought to be a training ground for Jemaah Islamiyyah-linked terrorists. The Islamic secessionist movement agreed to allow the international ceasefire monitoring group to inspect the area. Malaysia is currently brokering peace talks between the MILF and the Philippine government.

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