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U.S. Irate Over Philippines' Iraq Pullout

A Filipino truck driver freed by his kidnappers in Iraq was greeted as a hero by his countrymen, but the United States criticized the Philippines for agreeing to pull its forces out to win the release. U.S. Charge d’Affaires Joseph Mussomeli minced few words about Washington’s displeasure over the handling of Angelo dela Cruz’ kidnapping. “The terrorists had essentially ordered the Filipino troops out, and that was a violation of Filipino sovereignty that a small group of terrorists told the Philippine government what to do and the government did it. That’s the concern,” Mussomeli told DZBB radio Friday.Full Story

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