Isabela, Philippines - Republic of
US SPECIAL FORCES SECURE ATHLETIC FIELD ON BASILAN ISLAND.
An American soldier secures an athletic field in Isabela on Basilan
island February 17, 2002, in the southern Philippines. United States
Green Beret commandos flew into Basilan, home to the Abu Sayyaf Musilm
guerrila group and said although they were on a training mission, they
were prepared to fight. REUTERS/Erik de Castro