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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: TJ Burgonio
THE MILITARY yesterday denied a report by a US-based news magazine that some 600 operatives of the Jemaah Islamiyah were still holed up in southern Philippines, saying this was an overestimate.
In its Dec. 8 issue, the Time Magazine reported that the JI maintains a wide reach in Mindanao, which is emerging as an alternative training ground to Afghanistan, noting that some 600 JI militants remained active in at least three camps.
"We would like to note that this is an overestimate of their presence. Although this figure is still to be verified, we stick to our previous estimate that we …