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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    19 heading home for Eid gunned down by Abu Sayyaf in southern Philippines

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:19pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Victims of attack on families travelling home for Eid include members of unofficial security force Abu Sayyaf gunmen kill 19 in southern Philippines Abu Sayyaf ... where the militants have survived in jungle encampments despite years of US-backed Philippine military offensives. Some 40 to 50 Abu Sayyaf militants armed with assault rifles opened fire ...

  2. Two more Abu Sayyaf bomb plot suspects held in Manila

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... or 'Kosovo' and tagged as the group's leader, is alleged to be a second cousin of Abu Sayyaf chief Khaddafy Manatad Janjalani. The Abu Sayyaf is a home-grown terrorist group largely based ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Abu Sayyaf freed Taiwanese hostage, says Philippine military

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 05:26am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Abu Sayyaf 'freed Taiwanese hostage' Islamist insurgents in the southern Philippines released a Taiwanese tourist who was kidnapped more than a month ... said. Chang was held by Abu Sayyaf militants after she was handed over to them by the gang who initially seized her, Cenabre said. Abu Sayyaf is seeking an independent Muslim state in the mostly ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia blames Abu Sayyaf for killing of Taiwanese tourist

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:55am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Abu Sayyaf blamed for killing of Taiwanese Malaysian police said yesterday a terrorist group from the Philippines was believed to be behind the killing ... a Malaysian security clampdown. Police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said the Islamist extremist group Abu Sayyaf was suspected to be behind the attack. "We believe the terrorists were able to slip ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Militants release two Germans threatened with beheading in the Philippines

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:50am by AP

    ... by a militant group just hours after it had threatened to behead one of them if no ransom payment was made, the Philippine defence chief said. The Abu Sayyaf group released Stefan Okonek and Henrike Dielen on southern Jolo island, Defence Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said. Abu Sayyaf spokesman Abu Rami told radio station DXRZ in southern Zamboanga City that his group received 250 million pesos ...

  7. Accused Abu Sayyaf chief denies support for 'jihadist purpose'

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila For years Abdul Basir Latip, alleged co-founder of terrorist group Abu Sayyaf, remained under the radar of Philippine authorities. It was not until the US tipped ... In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Latip denied being a conduit for funding between Khalifa and Abu Sayyaf. But he eulogised Khalifa and explained at length his close friendship with him ...

  8. Rebel warns Abu Sayyaf thrive on conflict

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Chasing the Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyaf with more military troops will only inject new life into an already dying movement, warns jailed Moro National ... a natural death'. Besides, he added, 'I don't know if the Abu Sayyaf still exists or only in the minds of some people'. Misuari knows the Abu Sayyaf well since the backbone ...

  9. Payback time for Abu Sayyaf kidnap victim

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila For a kidnapping victim who spent months at the mercy of the Abu Sayyaf, the opportunity to seek some small amount of retribution was irresistible. Undeterred ... of torture she suffered at the hands of Limbong and the Abu Sayyaf bandit group led by Limbong's cousin, Khaddafy Manatad Janjalani. Her fellow kidnap victims- Lucio and Divina Recio, Maria Fe ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Aby Sayyaf leader Khair Mundos captured in slum near Manila airport

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Seven years on run after jail breakout ends for man who had US$500,000 reward on his head Abu Sayyaf leader caught hiding in slum in Manila A Philippine ... and muscular. The head of military intelligence, Major General Eduardo Ano, said Mundos' capture was a big blow for the Abu Sayyaf, which has proved an enduring threat despite its relatively low ...




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