Philippines: November 22, 2001


Someone threw a grenade a election workers in ARMM. Three were wounded. Meanwhile, the air force has bombed suspected hideouts for the Misuari rebels. Army operations continue on Basilan against Abu Sayyaf. The army says their operations have reduced Abu Sayyaf from 1200 last June to about 650 now. In the last few months, troops have killed 127 Abu Sayyaf and captured 202. The rebellion of governor Misuari is not expected to interfere with the operations against Abu Sayyaf. 


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