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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Abu Sayyaf militants abduct 2 workers in Philippines

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 04:13pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila Two telecommunications workers abducted in Sulu province by Abu Sayyaf rebels seeking ransoms Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militants have abducted two employees ... Colonel Jose Cenabre said three men were travelling on motorcycles after inspecting a cell phone transmission facility when they were stopped by about 10 Abu Sayyaf gunmen on Tuesday ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Filipino marines, militants die in clash

    Posted May 25th 2013, 03:39pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Marines, militants killed in clash Follow @SCMP_News At least seven Filipino marines and four Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in a clash yesterday as the military launched an offensive against gunmen blamed for recent kidnappings and of trying to sabotage a road project in the southern Philippines. Nine other marines and about 10 Abu Sayyaf fighters ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Two top terror suspects survive Philippine offensive

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 01:38pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila Two al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf commanders, including one on the FBI’s list of most-wanted terrorists, survived a Philippine military offensive that killed eight ... Abu Sayyaf commanders Isnilon Hapilon and Puruji Indama in the outskirts of Tipo Tipo town on Basilan Island, but the two managed to escape and were still being hunted by government forces, ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Filipino rebels won’t stop bid to free hostages

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 06:19pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila Hundreds of Muslim guerillas will continue efforts to free foreign hostages held by al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf gunmen in the southern Philippines despite a clash ... or nearby communities in Sulu province’s mountainous Patikul town. The clash killed eight rebels from his group, including a commander, and several gunmen from the Abu Sayyaf, many members of which ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Gunmen free Filipino mayor from 7 months in jungle

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 03:38pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines have freed a town mayor after seven months of captivity in a southern jungle where he sketched and smoked ... identified but authorities believe they were gunmen belonging to the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf, which is notorious for kidnappings. Jesus Lim, the mayor’s father, said his son, an engineer, sketched ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines launches offensive on rebel group

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 03:34pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... the al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf in Basilan province farther south to stop the militants from manufacturing bombs for attacks in other southern cities. At least one soldier and an estimated seven militants were ... the three-day festivities celebrating the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that began on Thursday. Abu Sayyaf is notorious for bomb attacks, ransom kidnappings and beheading hostages. ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Muslim rebels in Philippines kill 3 men in ambush

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 03:05pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... men and wounding six others. The attack Thursday on Basilan Island, the stronghold of al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militants, is the latest in weeklong assaults against the 1,200-hectare plantation despite the military’s efforts to protect workers. The government blames the Abu Sayyaf, which is notorious for ransom kidnappings and terrorist attacks over the last two decades. ...

  8. News - Asia

    Briefs, October 29, 2012

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Marines killed in raid on Abu Sayyaf MANILA- Philippine marines searching for hostages in the hinterlands of Patikul town in Sulu province clashed with Abu Sayyaf militants, leaving three marines and two insurgents killed. The fighting continued throughout the day. AP   Malaysian 'terror' pair held in Lebanon KUALA LUMPUR- Lebanese authorities have arrested two Malaysians ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Hostage mayor freed in Philippines

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila Mayor freed after seven months as jungle hostage Suspected al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines have freed a mayor after seven months ... was believed to have been brought by boat to the jungles of nearby Basilan Island, where Abu Sayyaf was founded, Caber said. Jesus Lim, the mayor's father, said that an ransom had been paid ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    More nations issue security alerts in Philippine capital

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 04:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... battled Islamic separatist rebels and more hardline Muslim militants in the far south of the country. The Abu Sayyaf, a small band of Muslim militants that authorities say was set up in the early ... Philippines for a decade to help train local troops in hunting the Abu Sayyaf. However the Americans are barred from taking part in combat.   ...




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