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AseanPlus News 30 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bali bomber believed killed in air strike

One of the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) members linked to the deadly Bali bombing in 2002 is believed to have been killed in an air strike on al-Qaeda-linked groups in the southern Philippines, a military official said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 08 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Government troops attacked on Jolo island

Hundreds of armed followers of a jailed former Muslim rebel leader attacked government troops and occupied at least one army detachment on Jolo island yesterday, sparking clashes that killed at least 12 soldiers and wounded 15 others, military officials said.

AseanPlus News 09 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Abu Sayyaf base attacked

Nearly 50 soldiers and Muslim militants were killed in the south-western Philippines, the army said yesterday, as fighting escalated after an ambush by rebels demanding the transfer of a detained separatist leader.

Nation 11 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Thousands flee fighting in Jolo

Nearly 3,000 families together with their children have fled their villages after five days of skirmishes between soldiers and Moro rebels on Jolo island in southern Philippines.

AseanPlus News 11 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Surrender or be crushed, rebels told

The armed forces Thursday demanded that Muslim rebels in the southern island of Jolo surrender or suffer heavy casualties as fighting entered its fourth day.

AseanPlus News 12 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

60 killed in clashes after Philippine army routs Muslim gunmen

Troops captured the main stronghold of hundreds of Muslim gunmen yesterday and pursued them from a town where they attacked an army detachment, triggering clashes that have killed more than 60 people, military officials said.

AseanPlus News 12 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Muslim leaders seek ceasefire in Jolo

Muslim leaders in southern Philippines are appealing to Moro leaders and the armed forces for an immediate ceasefire on Jolo island as six days of gunbattles are causing thousands of people to flee.

Nation 12 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Muslim leaders seek ceasefire in Jolo

Muslim leaders in southern Philippines are appealing to Moro leaders and the armed forces for an immediate ceasefire on Jolo island as six days of gunbattles are causing thousands of people to flee.

Nation 13 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Musa: Clashes won't halt repatriation

Ongoing clashes between Philippine troops and Moro rebels in the southern Jolo island will not affect the repatriation of the country#8217;s nationals who are in Sabah illegally.

Nation 15 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Aid workers fear for trapped folk

Filipino relief and health workers are facing an uphill task reaching displaced families trapped in the battle zone as fighting intensifies between government troops and a faction of the Moro rebel group on Jolo island.