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In Depth (Philippines: Abu Sayyaf Terrorists) #654588

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 31, 2002
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Reports introduced.

(Basilan Islands, the Philippines: Dana Lewis) The start of joint US- Philippines mission to train the Philippine army to fight the Islamic rebel group Abu Sayyaf featured; photos shown of missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham, who have been held hostage; scenes shown of soldiers in the jungle. [US Special Forces Colonel Dave FRIDOVICH - comments on the mission.]

(Dallas: Jim Cummins) The Burnhams' story reviewed; scenes shown from Rose Hill, Kansas and of the Burnhams in the Philippines. [Burnhams' two CHILDREN, GRANDPARENTS, Pastor Robert VARNER - comment on the kidnap situation.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cummins, Jim;
Lewis, Dana

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