APNewsBreak: After 12 years, US to disband anti-terror force in Philippines but keeps presence

  • by: JIM GOMEZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 26, 2014 - 6:11 AM

MANILA, Philippines — After more than a decade of helping fight Islamic militants, the United States is disbanding an anti-terror contingent of hundreds of elite American troops in the southern Philippines where armed groups such as Abu Sayyaf have largely been crippled, officials said Thursday.

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