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Philippine guerrilla chief held after peace talks scrapped

A senior Maoist guerrilla leader was arrested on the streets of Manila, Philippine security forces said Thursday, in the first swoop on the rebel leadership since President Rodrigo Duterte ended peace talks. Police said Rafael Baylosis and another armed man were detained in the capital on Wednesday after a tip-off in a joint operation with military intelligence. Baylosis headed the Communist Party of the Philippines during the 1980s peak of the insurgency to overthrow a capitalist system that has created one of Asia's biggest rich-poor divides.
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