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Saturday, June 1, 2013

U.S. Forces Continue to Support Philippine Military Operations Against Abu Sayyaf Terrorists

U.S. military forces assigned to the Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines JSOTF-P remain in the southern Philippines (Mindanao) assisting the Philippine government with operations against the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group. Post 2001, U.S. forces on Mindanao numbered in the thousands-- the JSOTFP currently has several hundred U.S. military personnel providing support and training to the Philippine military.

A 26 May 2013 NY Times article  reports on a encounter between Philippine marines and Abu Sayyaf guerrillas which left seven Philippine marines dead.  As this latest clash demonstrates, the fight is ongoing and Mindanao continues to be a dangerous place.
Abu Sayyaf guerrillas continue to be active

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