Colonel Mark Miller
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Ten years on: Is Sulu a 'safe haven' for militants?

14 February 2013 Last updated at 03:52 GMT

A US commander has said the islands of Sulu, in the south-west Philippines, have been a safe haven for international terrorism.

Col Mark Miller, commander of the US Task Force, said the area had been used as a base by Islamist militants and rebel groups.

But he said their presence had been massively reduced over the last 10 years.