The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

This Afternoon

Hi71° Sunny

Tonight

Lo46° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi72° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo48° Mostly Clear

Monday

Hi77° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo51° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi77° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo53° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi68° Chance Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo50° Slight Chc Showers

U.S. ends anti-terror program in Philippines

Send to Kindle
Print This

After more than a decade of helping fight Islamic militants, the United States is disbanding an anti-terror contingent of hundreds of elite American troops in the southern Philippines where armed groups such as Abu Sayyaf have largely been crippled, officials said Thursday.

But special forces from the U.S. Pacific Command, possibly in smaller numbers, will remain after the deactivation of the Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines (JSOTF-P), to ensure al-Qaida offshoots such as Abu Sayyaf and the Indonesia-based Jemaah Islamiyah do not regain lost ground, according to U.S. and Philippine officials.

View my options or Sign in