In the first day joint filippino - the American antiterrorist operation insurgents have not been found outCome to the end the first day of active participation of the American armies in antiterrorist operation on southern Philippine island Basilan against extremists of Muslim movement " Abu Sajaff ". However the insurgents disappearing in mountain jungle of island, and have not been found out, the correspondent " passes; News ".
Together with the Philippine divisions the American soldiers have held supervision fasts at the mountain tops, all approaches 2 jungle were patrolled by mobile groups on jeeps.
the Philippine military command considers that the armed terrorists together with hostages disappear within 2 - 3 km from an arrangement of the governmental armies that does possible drawing at any moment of blow from insurgents.
While on island Basilan there have arrived only advance parties of the American armies, about 500 soldiers remain on the main base in the city of Zamboanga, whence they 2 will be translated in the near future to island.