900 US Marines due in Philippines

From correspondents in Manila

NINE hundred United States marines were due to arrive in the Philippines next week for two weeks of joint manoeuvres, the Philippine military said today.

The exercises, to be held at a former US air force base north of Manila, would begin on Monday and involve 800 Filipino troops.

The Philippines is a staunch ally of the US in its global war on terrorism, and the exercises are part of President George W Bush's military aid package.

27/10/2003

Bron : NEWS.com.au

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