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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.


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

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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.


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.


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.


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.

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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

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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.


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.


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.