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Anti-U.S. sentiment dwindles in southern Philippines

The warlike tribesmen of the southern Philippines have a long memory, especially when it comes to their enemies. For over 100 years, the mostly Muslim Tausug tribe has sung ballads and recounted tales of forefathers being massacred by U.S. colonial soldiers on the remote island of Jolo, on the Sulu Sea roughly midway between the Philippine archipelago and Borneo. And when U.S. troops were posted again to Jolo four years ago to help the Philippines put down an insurgency by the Islamic radical Abu Sayyaf group, the wheel, it appeared, was turning circle. Full Story

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