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Nation 06 Feb 2019 | 2:38 PM

Key Abu Sayyaf sub-commander believed killed in Philippines military offensive

KOTA KINABALU: Key Abu Sayyaf sub-commander Indang Susukan, who was behind several Sabah kidnappings over the past decade, is believed to be dead following Manila’s military offensive in Jolo, intelligence sources say.

AseanPlus News 20 Jan 2018 | 8:05 AM

Indonesia secures release of fishermen held by Abu Sayyaf

JAKARTA: Two Indonesians kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in waters off Sabah more than a year ago, have been released by the militant group and are on their way home, said a Foreign Ministry spokesman in Jakarta on Saturday (Jan 20).

Nation 03 Sep 2017 | 10:04 AM

Esscom on alert of Abu Sayyaf entering Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Security forces in Sabah are closely monitoring for Abu Sayyaf militants trying to enter the state.

World 11 Apr 2017 | 4:48 PM

Philippine troops clash with suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels on holiday island, eight dead

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine troops killed at least five suspected Abu Sayyaf militants and suffered three fatalities during a firefight in Bohol province on Tuesday, the military said, days after Western travel warnings about visiting the holiday island.

Nation 10 Dec 2016 | 12:24 PM

Abu Sayyaf kingpin among those killed in shootout

MANILA: Malaysia's security forces have dealt a serious blow to the notorious Abu Sayyaf group by killing the leader of a squad that has been snatching tourists, fishermen, and sailors in waters off Sabah and the Philippines' Sulu archipelago, Philippine officials said on Saturday.

AseanPlus News 26 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Stop kidnappings and start talks, Abu Sayyaf urged

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to Abu Sayyaf rebels to end their campaign of piracy and kidnapping and start direct talks with him, offering an olive branch towards a brutal group he previously vowed to destroy.

World 25 Nov 2016 | 6:28 PM

Philippines' Duterte urges Abu Sayyaf to stop kidnappings, start talks

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to Abu Sayyaf rebels on Friday to end their campaign of piracy and kidnapping and start direct talks with him, offering an olive branch towards a brutal Islamist group he previously vowed to destroy.

Nation 26 Sep 2016 | 11:45 AM

Manila: Efforts being made to free Malaysian sailors from Abu Sayyaf

KUALA LUMPUR: Efforts are being made to secure the release of five Malaysian sailors held hostage by Abu Sayyaf gunmen in the southern Philippine island of Jolo, Philippine ambassador J. Eduardo Malaya said

AseanPlus News 26 Aug 2016 | 6:39 AM

Duterte spills secret: More than RM4.3mil paid to Abu Sayyaf

DAVAO CITY: It was supposed to be a secret, but President Rodrigo Duterte accidentally spilled it: 50mil pesos (RM4.3mil) had been paid to Abu Sayyaf bandits for the freedom of Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad.

Nation 24 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Duterte to be radical in curbing Abu Sayyaf

KOTA KINABALU: Expectations are running high that incoming Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte (pic) will introduce radical measures, including imposition of martial law, to curb the kidnap-for-ransom Abu Sayyaf group in the southern part of the country.