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US, Philippines to hold joint maneuvers on hostage island

The Philippines and the United States will hold joint anti-terror exercises next week in the southern island of Basilan, a hotbed of al-Qaeda-linked Muslim Abu Sayyaf militants, officials said. At least 1,000 Filipino soldiers will take part in the “Balance Piston 05-3” exercises, which will last until the last week of April, the US embassy said. Full Story

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