Basilan, Philippines - Republic of
FILIPINO MARINE SOLDIERS ARRIVE AT A MILITARY CAMP IN ISABELA PROVINCE.
A Filipino marine soldier in full battle gear arrives at the military camp in Isabela province, southern Philippines June 16, 2001. The government deployed more troops in Basilan to join the hunt for the Abu Sayyaf band of kidnappers holding American and Filipino hostages. Philippine military officials said there was no confirmation that any of the hostages taken by Abu Sayyaf had been released.