Philippines: Jolo Island Soldiers

Facing the enemy—A soldier reviews wanted posters for Abu Sayyaf guerillas. (Antonin Kratochvil)
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Facing the enemy—A soldier reviews wanted posters for Abu Sayyaf guerillas.

Armed patrol—Fully-armed military escorts are needed throughout Jolo Island to protect against rebel attacks.

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(Antonin Kratochvil)


Hearts and Minds—The U.S. and Philippine Army are attempting to win the loyalties of the local villagers through humanitarian missions.

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(Antonin Kratochvil)


Peril in paradise—A soldier in a Jolo village.

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(Antonin Kratochvil)


General Juancho Sabban, the leader of the Philippine efforts to root out Abu Sayyaf guerillas on Jolo Island

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(Antonin Kratochvil)


Soldiers entering a village.

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(Antonin Kratochvil)


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(Antonin Kratochvil)


Alert for attacks in a Jolo town

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(Antonin Kratochvil)


Philippine soldiers have been trained by U.S. Green Berets, but often must rely on military hand-me-downs and decades-old equipment.

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(Antonin Kratochvil)


A soldier wears a mask to protect his face from Jolo's dusty roads.

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(Antonin Kratochvil)


Public transportation, Jolo style.

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(Antonin Kratochvil)


Author John Falk, on assignment.

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(Antonin Kratochvil)

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