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Nation 30 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Abu Sayyaf commander Al Habsi killed

KOTA KINABALU: The most notorious Abu Sayyaf commander, Al Habsi Misaya, the man who has been terrorising Sabah with his kidnappings and murders, has been killed.

Nation 13 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Abu Rami’s death likely to stifle Abu Sayyaf group

LAHAD DATU: The killing of the notorious Abu Rami Muamar Askali @Abu Rami will likely hinder whatever plans the Abu Sayyaf group might have been hatching in Sabah waters, according to Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom).

AseanPlus News 16 Jun 2016 | 2:00 AM

Another Abu Sayyaf beheading looms

ZAMBOANGA CITY: A Norwegian man and a Filipino woman being held hostage by Abu Sayyaf again pleaded for their lives and sought swift action from their respective governments on Wednesday as the notorious kidnap group warned of another execution should it fail to get its ransom demand of P600 million (RM53mil).

AseanPlus News 15 Jun 2016 | 4:12 AM

Abu Sayyaf: Killing was for Duterte

ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Abu Sayyaf beheaded Canadian hostage Robert Hall to embarrass incoming President Rodrigo Duterte, according to the spokesperson of the notorious bandit group.

AseanPlus News 10 Apr 2016 | 12:36 AM

18 Philippine soldiers killed in fierce clashes with Abu Sayyaf

MANILA - At least 18 soldiers and five Islamist militants were killed in a fierce 10-hour firefight between government forces and the Abu Sayyaf group in Basilan province, 1,400km south of the capital Manila, on Saturday.

AseanPlus News 09 Apr 2016 | 11:49 PM

18 Philippine soldiers killed in fierce clashes with Abu Sayyaf

MANILA: At least 18 soldiers and five militants were killed in a fierce 10-hour firefight between government forces and the Abu Sayyaf group in Basilan province, 1,400km south of the capital Manila, on Saturday.

AseanPlus News 19 Nov 2015 | 8:19 AM

Philippine militant group Abu Sayyaf: Who are they?

Manila (AFP) - A Malaysian man held by Islamic militants for six months in the southern Philippines was confirmed killed on Wednesday.

AseanPlus News 02 Nov 2014 | 3:16 PM

Abu Sayyaf insurgents kill six Philippine soldiers

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines: Abu Sayyaf insurgents killed six soldiers in the southern Philippines on Sunday despite a new army offensive against the Al Qaeda-linked group, a military spokeswoman said.

Nation 16 Oct 2015 | 10:31 AM

Jolo hostages in the hands of media-savvy Abu Sayyaf leader

MANILA: Militants holding two Canadians, a Norwegian and a Filipina as hostages in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao are believed to be led by a college-educated, social media-savvy fellow fanatic keen on transforming the Abu Sayyaf extremist group from a band of criminals into a bona fide Islamist movement.

Nation 19 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Abu Sayyaf militant hurt in gunfight

KOTA KINABALU: A militant Abu Sayyaf sub-commander, who is in the thick of planning abductions in Sabah waters, is believed to have been injured during gunfights with the Philippines military.