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Nation 06 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants jailed

KOTA KINABALU: Two Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) terror suspects arrested in a special operation in Sabah last month have been jailed and given one stroke of the rotan each for entering and staying in the state illegally.

Nation 04 May 2016 | 6:02 AM

IGP: Reports indicate Sarawakian hostages treated well by Abu Sayyaf

KOTA KINABALU: The four kidnapped Sarawakians are reported to have been treated well by their Abu Sayyaf abductors

AseanPlus News 28 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Alleged Abu Sayyaf leader nabbed

Manila: A suspected Abu Sayyaf leader allegedly involved in the 2015 Samal kidnapping in Davao del Norte was arrested while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here, the military said.

Nation 14 Nov 2016 | 1:33 PM

Esscom: Hunt for 23 individuals linked to Abu Sayyaf terror group

KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty-three men being hunted down by the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) for suspected involvement in cross-border crime in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) waters, are believed to be linked to the Abu Sayyaf terror group.

Nation 18 Oct 2016 | 11:01 AM

Abu Sayyaf suspect involved in Sipadan crisis shot dead

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Marine soldiers in Tawi-Tawi shot dead a suspected Abu Sayyaf member said to be involved in the Sipadan hostage crisis after he reportedly tried to grab the firearm of a soldier while being brought to a police station on Tuesday.

Nation 14 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

Marine cop still being quizzed after Abu Sayyaf detention

KOTA KINABALU: Police are trying to get as much information as possible from Kons Zakiah Aleip (pic) on his eight-month detention in the mountainous Abu Sayyaf strongholds in Jolo Island in southern Philippines.

AseanPlus News 28 Apr 2016 | 12:46 AM

Aquino: Abu Sayyaf plotted to kidnap sister Kris, boxer Pacquiao

MANILA: President Aquino on Wednesday disclosed alleged Abu Sayyaf plots to kidnap world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and the President’s sister, Kris, a popular television personality.P

AseanPlus News 30 Aug 2016 | 11:18 AM

Philippine military ramps up Abu Sayyaf offensive

JOLO: The Philippine military deployed thousands of extra troops on Tuesday to destroy an Islamic extremist group notorious for kidnapping foreigners, after 15 soldiers were killed, authorities said.

World 27 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Scholar is new Abu Sayyaf leader - Philippine army

MANILA (Reuters) - The Abu Sayyaf, the smallest and most deadly Muslim militant group in the Philippines, has chosen a Syria-trained Islamic scholar as its new leader, a senior general said on Wednesday.

World 17 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Philippines says Abu Sayyaf leader killed in clash

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippine military said on Wednesday that a top leader of the Abu Sayyaf group of militants was killed in a clash with troops at a rebel jungle camp.