Philippines Abu Sayyaf

Soldiers load the bodies of Philippine Marines into a military truck after being recovered from the site following a clash with Abu Sayyaf militants on Jolo island in southern Philippines Saturday May 25, 2013. At least seven Filipino marines and four Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in a clash Saturday as the military launched an offensive against al-Qaida-linked gunmen who have been blamed for recent kidnappings and of trying to sabotage a road project in the southern Philippines. Nine other marines and about 10 Abu Sayyaf fighters were wounded in the gunbattle that raged for an hour in a sparsely populated village on the fringes of the coastal town of Patikul in Sulu province, military spokesman Brig. Gen. Domingo Tutaan said. (AP Photo/Nickee Butlangan)
Soldiers load the bodies of Philippine Marines into a military truck after being recovered from the site following a clash with Abu Sayyaf militants on Jolo island in southern Philippines Saturday May 25, 2013. At least seven Filipino marines and four Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in a clash Saturday as the military launched an offensive against al-Qaida-linked gunmen who have been blamed for recent kidnappings and of trying to sabotage a road project in the southern Philippines. Nine other marines and about 10 Abu Sayyaf fighters were wounded in the gunbattle that raged for an hour in a sparsely populated village on the fringes of the coastal town of Patikul in Sulu province, military spokesman Brig. Gen. Domingo Tutaan said. (AP Photo/Nickee Butlangan)

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