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Nation 19 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Four Abu Sayyaf chiefs being hunted

LAHAD DATU: Four Abu Sayyaf commanders capable of mounting large-scale kidnappings are being hunted down on both sides of the Sabah and southern Philippines sea borders.

AseanPlus News 20 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines unite against Abu Sayyaf

JAKARTA: Three leading Asean countries will hold joint military training for their army personnel starting January next year to fight Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf and secure the Sulu Sea from rampant piracy.

Nation 18 Oct 2016 | 12:07 PM

Abu Sayyaf harassing for ransom, say families of hostages

TAWAU: The families of five men, who were kidnapped in Dent Haven waters off Lahad Datu in July, are claiming that the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group in the southern Philippines is harassing them for ransom.

Nation 24 Jun 2016 | 7:02 AM

Abu Sayyaf frees Filipina hostage

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Filipina Marites Flor has been freed by the Abu Sayyaf more than a week after her boyfriend Canadian Robert Hall was beheaded by the terrorist group.

Nation 22 Jun 2016 | 2:00 PM

Abu Sayyaf kidnapping reports emerge but denied by Jakarta and Manila

PETALING JAYA: Abu Sayyaf gunmen are believed to have struck again in international sea waters in the Celebes Sea.

AseanPlus News 18 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

Philippine ops against Abu Sayyaf to go on

ZAMBOANGA CITY: The military continues to conduct “focused military operation” in Sulu despite the Abu Sayyaf’s threat to behead another foreign hostage.

AseanPlus News 04 May 2016 | 7:02 AM

Abu Sayyaf bandits who beheaded Canadian threaten to kill Aquino

MANILA: Members of the bandit Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) who beheaded Canadian John Ridsdel last week threatened to kill President Benigno Aquino III.

AseanPlus News 27 Apr 2016 | 8:24 AM

Philippines' Aquino vows to 'neutralise' Abu Sayyaf kidnappers

Manila (AFP) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed Wednesday to launch a military assault aimed at "neutralising" Abu Sayyaf militants who beheaded a Canadian hostage and are holding more than 20 other foreigners.

Nation 12 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

Abu Sayyaf demands RM5mil for release of marine cop

KOTA KINABALU: Abu Sayyaf gunmen are apparently asking for high ransom payments for the release of marine police constable Zakiah Aleip who was kidnapped from Mabul Island in Semporna on July 12.

Nation 16 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Abu Sayyaf strikes fear among villagers

CENDERAWASIH (Lahad Datu): Terror struck farmer Ben Hamid’s heart when his brother came to his house and shouted that the Abu Sayyaf militants had landed.