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Philippines: March 9, 2002
   

US special forces and support troops are having an impact on Basilan. Reconnaissance equipment and new patrolling techniques have put more pressure on the Abu Sayyaf. The government sees itself under attack by an al Qaeda inspired  jihad against Christian Filipinos. There is much popular support for a major operation against the Moslem rebels.