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Abu Sayyaf gunmen on the run with Malaysian captives

KOTA KINABALU: Five Malaysian hostages are on the run with their Abu Sayyaf captors in the mountainous jungles of Jolo amid an intense sustained Philippines military offensive against the gunmen.


Expert: Abu Sayyaf unlikely involved in latest kidnapping

PETALING JAYA: It is unlikely the Abu Sayyaf militant group is involved in the kidnapping of a Chinese tourist and a Filipina resort worker in Sabah, said an expert in Philippine conflicts.


Search for hostages intensifies after Abu Sayyaf threatens to behead German

JOLO: The Philippines has stepped up army patrols in the jungles of the southern island of Jolo where Abu Sayyaf terrorists are holding two Germans captive and are threatening to kill one of them on Friday.


Expert: Abu Sayyaf will regroup

KOTA KINABALU: The Abu Sayyaf militant group, displaced after the death of its commander Al Habsi Misaya, is expected to regroup un­­der a different face or employ different methods, warns a security expert.

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Duterte: I will have to confront Abu Sayyaf

DAVAO CITY, Philippines: The series of kidnappings by the Abu Sayyaf group has tarnished the image of the Philippines and this must stop, President-elect Rodigo Duterte said on Friday.


Malaysian, Indonesian, Philippine security forces to cooperate against Abu Sayyaf

KOTA BARU: The Malaysian Armed Forces will work with the security forces of the Philippines and Indonesia to foil attempts by Abu Sayyaf militants hunted by Philippine troops from escaping from Sulu, said Chief of Defence Forces Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin.


MNLF 'finding ways' to save Abu Sayyaf 's Samal Island captives

ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) said it has been finding ways to help secure the remaining captives taken from the Island Garden City of Samal on Sept 21, 2015 as the Abu Sayyaf released another video, in which the hostages pleaded for help.

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Abu Sayyaf insurgents kill six soldiers in Philippines

ZAMBOANGA: Abu Sayyaf insurgents have killed six soldiers in the southern Philippines despite a new army offensive against the al-Qaeda-linked group, a military spokesman said.


Abu Sayyaf militants caught in KL

EXCLUSIVE : KOTA KINABALU: Eight suspected Abu Sayyaf terror group militants – Malaysians and Filipinos – have been captured in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

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Abu Sayyaf to behead Norwegian hostage

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines: The Abu Sayyaf has announced that it will be beheading its Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad anytime Monday if presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza insists on the non-payment of ransom.