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Philippines: May 26, 2002

The American missionary couple have been held by Abu Sayyaf for  a year now. Both are believed to have bad cases of Malaria and the husband is said to be carried about on a stretcher. The government has resisted allowing American troops to actually participate in operations to find Abu Sayyaf (there being a law against that.)