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More than 50 are killed in Philippines clashes

At least 51 people were killed in some of the worst clashes in months between communist rebels and government soldiers, a military spokesman said.

Between Saturday and Wednesday, 27 government soldiers, 13 civilians, and 11 rebels were killed in fighting throughout the country, the military spokesman said.

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President Ferdinand Marcos is scheduled to return today (Sept. 30) from a two-week trip to the United States, which he warned would coincide with a nationwide terror campaign by ''subversive elements.''