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Philippines / Hijacking / Rebels #43162

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 08, 1976
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(Studio) 3 hijackers of Philippines plane release hostage, take aboard airlines Vice President and force pilot to take off. Plane lands in North Borneo and hijackers try for permission to fly to Mideast. Hijackers say they representative Moslem rebels fighting for freedom in Philippines. Rebels rptdly. killed 16 government troops on island of Mindanao. Report on rebels.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Mindanao) Rebels willing to die for freedom and fight government troops. Their weapons described. Insurgents believe in Moslem religion. 10,000 refugees, caught in government-rebel fighting, flee further into hills. Rebel recruits are young and enthusiastic. Training shown.
REPORTER: Jim Bennett

Bennett, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry

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