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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 17, 2002
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(White House: Tom Brokaw) The arrest in the Philippines of men suspected of having ties to Al Qaeda reported.

(Basilan Island, Philippines: Forrest Sawyer) The arrival of American Special Forces to train Philippine forces to fight terrorism reported; scenes shown from Basilan Island, Philippines, of the Philippine army camp; videotape and photos shown of people held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group. [Philippine President Gloria ARROYO - talks about Abu Sayyaf.] [Basilan Island Brigade Commander General Glisero SUA - comments.] [US Charge D'Affaires Robert FITTS - says sleeper cells would probably be in the Philippines.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Sawyer, Forrest
Duration:
00:03:10

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