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Jolo

(hō`lō, hōlō`), island (345 sq mi/894 sq km), Sulu ArchipelagoSulu Archipelago
, island group, 1,086 sq mi (2,813 sq km), the Philippines, SW of Mindanao. Lying between the Celebes and Sulu seas, it includes over 900 volcanic islands and coral islets extending almost to Borneo. Basilan is the largest island, Jolo the most important.
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, the Philippines. The seaport city, Jolo (1990 pop. 53,055), on the northwest coast of the island, is the capital of Sulu prov., the trading and shipping hub of the archipelago, and a Muslim center. An ancient walled city, it was once a pirate base and served as the residence of a sultan until the sultanate was abolished in 1940. The city was almost completely destroyed in 1974 when fighting erupted between government forces and Moro (Muslim) insurgents who were seeking to establish a secessionist state. After the battle, the rebels withdrew into the island's interior to fight a war of attrition that lasted until a detente was reached in 1990. Fundamentalist Islamic rebels on the island were involved in hostage-taking incidents in 2000, provoking a military assault in response, and Jolo has been the scene of recurring fighting with rebels since then.

Jolo

an island in the SW Philippines: the main island of the Sulu Archipelago. Pop.: 87 998 (2000). Area: 893 sq. km (345 sq. miles)
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Some 31 soldiers from the 1st Field Artillery Battalion (1FAB), Army Artillery Regiment headed Saturday for Jolo, Sulu to augment the troops from the Western Mindanao Command (WeMinCom) conducting military operations against terror groups and lawless elements.
Summary: 18 soldiers wounded in firefight that erupted Patikul town in Jolo, Sulu province, with borders Malaysia
A Filipino soldier stands guard on the deck of a seacraft as it patrols the port of Jolo, Sulu province in southern Philippines yesterday, after tighter security was imposed in the area.
Abu Sayyaf rebels are still holding two male French journalists who were kidnapped to Jolo, Sulu Province, about 830 kilometers south of Manila.
Three more Abu Sayyaf members on Monday surrendered to the marines of the Joint Task Force Sulu (JTF Sulu) in Jolo, Sulu.
He had fought during the Zamboanga siege, survived encounters in Jolo, Sulu and Lanao del Sur, and most recently, fought during the Marawi siege.
The Armys 69th Infantry Battalion and the 2nd Scout Ranger Regiment will be deployed to Jolo, Sulu.
Manila: The police are running tests to ascertain if a severed head found near the steps of a church in Jolo, Sulu on Monday, indeed belongs to Robert Hall, one of two Canadians abducted by the Abu Sayyaf in September.
The entire police force of Jolo, Sulu has been sacked over the escape of at least 12 prisoners at the Jolo Municipal Police Station (MPS) last Saturday.
who said that two Indonesian kidnapped victims were brought to his house in Barangay Asturias, Jolo, Sulu by a concerned citizen.
Duterte hinted that he might travel to Jolo, Sulu to talk with MNLF chair Nur Misuari.
Emmanuel Salamat, NoLCom chief, made the remark as the MBLT 8, which came from Jolo, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, were deployed for the first time in Northern Luzon to augment forces of Joint Task Force Tala under the 5th Infantry Division for Internal Security Operations (ISO), territorial defense, and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR).