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3 April, 2017 12:14 PM Philippine soldiers kill 'more than 10' militants in bid to free captives

Manila: Philippine soldiers killed "more than 10" Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants in an attempt to free Vietnamese captives held on a remote southern island as troops fired howitzer shells on rebel positions, an army general said on Monday. The small but violent militant group, known for extortion, beheading and kidnap-for-ransom activities 40

23 March, 2017 5:01 AM Philippines: 2 Malaysians rescued from Abu Sayyaf militants

The Philippine military say they have rescued two Malaysian sailors held captive for eight months by Muslim militants. Major Gen. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., a regional military commander, said the Malaysians were weak when rescued by marines from Abu Sayyaf militants early on Thursday in waters near Sulu province’s Pata Island. Tayudin Anjut and Abdurahim 23

27 February, 2017 4:09 AM Abu Sayyaf militants behead German hostage in Philippines

Manila: The Abu Sayyaf terrorist group beheaded German hostage Jurgen Kantner after a deadline to negotiate his release expired, Philippine police said on Monday. Philippines National Police chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa said at a press conference that the execution took place in Zamboanga, Efe news quoted a report by ABS-CNB News. Abu Sayyaf, which 34

28 January, 2017 7:51 AM Top Islamist militant wounded in Philippines: Minister

Manila: A top leader of an Islamic militant group who is on the United States` list of "Most Wanted Terrorists" has been wounded in military airstrikes, the Philippine defence minister said Saturday. Isnilon Hapilon was indicted in Washington for his involvement in the 2001 kidnapping of three Americans in the Philippines, and has a $5-million bounty 210

23 January, 2017 2:41 PM Trump properties face global terror risk with presidency

Businesses around the world bearing US President Donald Trump's name face an increased risk now that he is in the White House, security experts warn, especially as several are in areas previously targeted by violence. As Trump remains a brand overseas, criminal gangs or militants could target buildings bearing his name in gold, abduct workers associated 221

2 September, 2016 6:47 PM Philippine blast leaves 12 dead, 24 wounded in market

DAVAO, PHILIPPINES: An explosion killed 12 people and wounded at least 24 at a night market in President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown in the southern Philippines, a region under a heightened security alert because of a military offensive against Abu Sayyaf militants, officials said. Regional military commander Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero said it was not immediately 212

26 July, 2016 6:16 AM Philippine Abu Sayyaf kidnapped 5 sailors, Malaysia says

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia`s police chief said on Tuesday that five tugboat crew missing since last week were abducted by the Philippine militant group Abu Sayyaf, which is notorious for repeated kidnappings in waters between the two nations. The five Malaysians were kidnapped from their vessel on July 18 off the coast of the Malaysian state of Sabah on Borneo 87

13 June, 2016 4:43 PM Justin Trudeau Believes Canadian Hostage Killed In Philippines

TORONTO/MANILA: The Canadian government has "reason to believe" that Canadian hostage Robert Hall has been killed by his captors in the Philippines, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement on Monday. Trudeau said Canadian officials were working with authorities in the Philippines to confirm Hall's death. He was taken captive with three other 253

5 May, 2016 12:59 PM Indonesia and neighbours agree to joint patrol waters to curb kidnappings

Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines are to launch a joint patrol in their waters after a recent surge of kidnappings by a radical Islamic group, according to an agreement struck on Thursday. The decision to patrol the Sulu and Celebes seas, which together form a key waterway between the three countries, comes just over a week after the southern Philippines-based 154

2 May, 2016 11:10 AM Militants threatened to slit our throats: Indonesian hostage

Jakarta: An Indonesian sailor told on Monday how Philippine Islamic militants threatened to slit his throat during a terrifying kidnap ordeal, a day after he and nine other crew members were released. The sailors were freed Sunday in the strife-torn southern Philippines after more than a month in the hands of Abu Sayyaf militants, and flew back to Jakarta 192