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Nation 18 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Abu Sayyaf eager to cash in

KOTA KINABALU: Gunmen holding the four Malaysians at the Abu Sayyaf stronghold of Jolo appear eager to “convert” their captives into quick cash.

Nation 01 Mar 2015 | 12:51 PM

Philippines military hot on the heels of Abu Sayyaf, Malaysian militants

PETALING JAYA: The Philippines military is on the hunt for Abu Sayyaf militants including five Malaysians who are aligned to the al-Qaeda linked group.

Nation 29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

Abu Sayyaf leader on arms charge

KOTA KINABALU: A highly wanted Abu Sayyaf leader linked to kidnappings in Sabah has been charged by the Philippines authorities with illegal possession of firearms.

Nation 27 Aug 2014 | 6:35 PM

Suspect in Abu Sayyaf kidnappings in Sabah nabbed in Tawi-Tawi

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police announced Wednesday the arrest of a man who they describe as instrumental in the transfer of Abu Sayyaf captives from Sabah to Sulu.

World 04 Feb 2019 | 12:23 PM

Five Abu Sayyaf members surrender over Philippine church bombing

MANILA (Reuters) - A senior Abu Sayyaf operative and four members of the militant group believed to be behind the deadly bombing of a church in the southern Philippines surrendered to authorities over the weekend, the national police chief said on Monday.

Nation 28 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

Abu Sayyaf gunman reportedly seeking kidnap targets

KOTA KINABALU: After successfully snatching three Indonesian fishermen in Sabah waters three weeks ago, rising Abu Sayyaf gunman Al Mujir Yadah is back on the prowl along the sea border of eastern Sabah.

Nation 23 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Philippine forces kill another Abu Sayyaf militant

KOTA KINABALU: The Philippine military is continuing its operations against fleeing Abu Sayyaf gunmen, killing a militant known only as Imbo, a key man to the notorious Alhabsi Misaya who was killed in late April.

AseanPlus News 06 May 2017 | 8:51 AM

Tipster in operation vs slain Abu Sayyaf leader gets RM87,000 cash reward

ZAMBOANGA CITY: An informant, who reportedly helped the military in last month’s operation in Sulu, which led to the death of Abu Sayyaf leader Alhabsy Misaya, received a P1 million cash reward on Friday, Maj. Gen. Carlito Galvez, the commander of the Western Mindanao Command based here, said Saturday.

AseanPlus News 15 Apr 2017 | 6:44 AM

Abu Sayyaf leader with RM4.4mil bounty intends to surrender

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Radulan Sahiron, the notorious leader of the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu, has expressed his intention to surrender due to old age.

Nation 20 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

A crippling blow for Abu Sayyaf

KOTA KINABALU: The notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnap-for-ransom group has been dealt a crippling blow with many key leaders killed in the past month.