Philippines: February 18, 2002

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On Basilan, Abu Sayyaf kidnapped two Christian farmers and demanded a $1,949 ransom for their return. In the same area, US special forces helicopters are  now flying night patrols and using night vision equipment to try and track Abu Sayyaf movements in the darkness. 

NPA rebels killed three policemen and  two civilians in several incidents. 

 

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