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AseanPlus News 15 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Rash of blasts jolts the Philippines

A trio of Valentine's Day bombs jolted the jittery Philippines yesterday, killing at least nine people and wounding more than 100 others, police said.

AseanPlus News 16 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Arroyo vows not to let up

Philippine President Gloria Arroyo vowed yesterday to crush the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf after the group claimed three Valentine's Day bombings which killed 12 people and left 145 injured.

AseanPlus News 17 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Philippine troops overrun rebel camp

Security forces have overrun the abandoned jungle hideout of a rebel leader following days of fighting, as the country remained on high alert yesterday following a spate of bombings in the capital and the south.

AseanPlus News 19 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Back off or more will die, says rebel leader

A Muslim rebel commander battling troops on southern Jolo island said that his forces are open to a ceasefire but will fight to the end if the military doesn't stop pursuing them.

AseanPlus News 23 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Two suspects in Manila bombings held

The Philippine security forces have arrested two men suspected of carrying out last week's deadly Valentine's Day bombings here, saying both were members of the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group of Muslim rebels.

AseanPlus News 24 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Philippines arrests three JI members

Authorities have arrested two Indonesians and a Malaysian believed to be members of the regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah (JI) who allegedly plotted bomb attacks in key Philippine cities that were thwarted by their arrests, officials said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 25 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Terror attacks in Manila foiled

Police officers who arrested four suspected terrorists said yesterday the suspects were planning to attack an airport, malls, a church and US soldiers in the Philippines.

AseanPlus News 27 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

MNLF and government forces in a truce

The Philippine military reached an informal truce with a Muslim rebel group, allowing troops to concentrate on pursuing al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf extremists, an official said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 03 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Manila frets over new terror groups

Contacts between Philippine Muslim extremists and their international counterparts are growing, as shown by the increased sophistication of bombs used in recent terror attacks, the president's top spokesman said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 05 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Pursue guerillas, Filipino troops told

Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo rejected calls for a ceasefire with Muslim guerillas yesterday and ordered the military to push ahead with operations on a southern island where fighting has killed more than 70 people.