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Abu Sayyaf free policewomen hostages

Two policewomen kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu on April 29 have been freed......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

Sayyafs free 2 hostages in Sulu after vigilantes snatched militant leader’s wives

SULU – Abu Sayyaf militants have freed the daughter of a former Sulu mayor and his ex-wife they kidnapped in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Sayyafs free 2 cops in Sulu

SULU – Two policewomen kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf in the southern Filipino province of Sulu have been safely released […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Abus free 6 Pinoy hostages

ZAMBOANGA CITY  , Philippines  —   Six Filipino captives including two minors have been released by the Abu Sayyaf bandit group in Patikul, Sulu, the militar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

‘Amin Baco’ could be in Basilan, may recruit more Malaysians

MALAYSIAN MILITANT Amin Baco may be hiding in Basilan and could recruit more Malaysians for attacks in other parts of southern Philippines if he is still alive, a former hostage says. The Philippine authorities were earlier divided on whether Sabahan Amin was still alive and emir of the Islamic State (IS) in Southeast Asia, as claimed by an Indonesian militant captured in the besieged city of Marawi. But the latest statements by the Philippine military indicate that the seasoned terrorist may still be alive and is one of 10 militants who could be the new leader of the terror group’s regional arm. “Amin was definitely one of the leaders during the siege on Marawi,” college teacher Lordvin Acopio, who spent four months in captivity by the pro-IS groups which attacked Marawi, told FMT. “I can’t say how many groups were in Marawi. Amin led one of the groups. “Each group had 10-15 fighters, but the number depended on the size of the area they were guarding. “If Amin is still alive, it’s possible he’ll recruit more Malaysians to join in attack plots in other parts of southern Philippines.” Amin and others were said to be potential candidates to succeed IS’ Southeast Asia emir designate Isnilon Hapilon, who was killed last month in Marawi. Amin, who was from Tawau, was also reported to be an expert bomb-maker, recruiter and facilitator of weapons movement between southern Philippines and the east coast of Sabah. Malaysian counter-terrorism chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay last week revealed Amin was Isnilon’s son-in-law, which caught analysts and experts by surprise. Some analysts said Amin’s family relationship with Isnilon, as well as his leadership position, vast experience and network, could set him apart from the other candidates for the top post. “If Amin is Isnilon’s son-in-law, most probably the IS’ regional leadership position was given to him after Isnilon was killed. The possibility is high,” Lordvin said. In October, FMT broke the news about a Malaysian teenager whom Lordvin had seen fighting troops alongside his militant father in Marawi. FMT withheld the identity of the militant and his son, but last week, Ayob Khan revealed the boy’s name, adding that he was Amin’s son. Lordvin, who was kidnapped on May 23, the first day of the Marawi war, said Amin and his son had access to siege leader Isnilon. “The boy was always at Isnilon’s place if he was not at the frontline fighting with his father,” Lordvin told FMT. “All of us hostages kept getting moved around, but wherever we were held, Isnilon was always in a building nearby and we weren’t allowed to go there. “Not everyone could see Isnilon at his place or command centre unless they were high-ranking militants. “I believe Amin’s son always visited his step-grandfather Isnilon at the command centre to collect firearms or to give situational reports.” Ayob Khan had said last week that Amin’s son was still alive and probably in Basilan, the base of the Abu Sayyaf group led by Isnilon. “If the boy is now in Basilan, then most probably Amin is also there because the duo never left each other’s side in Marawi,” Lordvin said. “In fact, intelligence reported by the Philippine media says militants are planning attacks there and elsewhere as revenge for the loss of their caliphate in Marawi. “Many relatives of those militants killed in Marawi are said to be doing recruitments now.” More than 1,000 people, mostly militants, were killed in the five-month clashes between the authorities and militants who wanted to set up a so-called IS caliphate in the lake city. (By Zam Yusa – Free Malaysia Today) 1,489 total views, 1,489 views today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Abus free Korean, Filipino hostages

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A South Korean ship captain and a Filipino crewman kidnapped by suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen three months ago were released yest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Offensive vs Abu Sayyaf to continue

FOLLOWING the release of one Norwegian and three Indonesian hostages, the military on Sunday vowed to maintain intense pressure on the Abu Sayyaf terrorist and kidnap group to force it to free other captives. Gen. Ricardo Visaya, chief of staff of the Arm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 18th, 2016

Abu Sayyaf frees another hostage in Sulu

SULU – Abu Sayyaf rebels freed Monday one of its hostages in the southern Philippine province of Sulu, but security […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Duterte receives freed policewomen

President Duterte yesterday received the two female police officers released by the Abu Sayyaf who kidnapped them in Patikul, Sulu last month......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Two female cops taken by Abu Sayyaf released unharmed in Sulu - Albayalde

The two policewomen abducted last month in Sulu have been freed by their captors unharmed, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Oscar Albayalde said Wednesday. Albayalde said Police Off.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

11 Abu Sayyaf, 3 soldiers slain in rescue operations in Sulu

Eleven Abu Sayyaf bandits and three soldiers were killed in encounters in Patikul, Sulu in the past two days as the military continued its operations to rescue the remaining hostages......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

11 Abu Sayyaf, 3 soldiers slain in rescue operations in Sulu

Eleven Abu Sayyaf bandits and three soldiers were killed in encounters in Patikul, Sulu in the past two days as the military continued its operations to rescue the remaining hostages......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

11 Abu Sayyaf members, 3 soldiers killed in pursuit operations

ELEVEN MEMBERS of the notorious Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) were killed in separate encounters with the 5th Scout Ranger Battalion in Patikul, Sulu on May 13 and 14 amid the military’s efforts to rescue hostages of the kidnap-for-ransom group. Three soldiers were also killed in action. The ASG faction, led by sub-leaders Hajan Sawadjaan, Idang […] The post 11 Abu Sayyaf members, 3 soldiers killed in pursuit operations appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

2 Scout Rangers killed in Sulu rescue mission

MANILA, Philippines – Two Scout Rangers were killed in a mission to rescue Abu Sayyaf hostages in Sulu on Sunday, May 12, the military said. Heavy clashes resumed in the island as troops stepped up pursuit and rescue operations after the bandit group  kidnapped two female cops . “We are sad to report that two ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Captive policewomen alive — Albayalde

Two policewomen kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu two weeks ago are still alive, according to Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Marines rescue hostage; 2 Abu Sayyaf slain

The other civilian taken with two policewomen by Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu was rescued on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Palace rejects ransom for kidnapped cops

Malacañang rejected yesterday the demand of Abu Sayyaf bandits to pay P5 million in exchange for the release of two policewomen they kidnapped in Barangay Liang, Patikul, Sulu on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Duterte to ask Misuari’s help to rescue cops

President Duterte will ask Moro National Liberation Front chairman Nur Misuari to help government troopers rescue two policewomen and two civilians kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

2 policewomen kidnapped in Sulu

Two policewomen and their companions were kidnapped by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu on Sunday. Source link link: 2 policewomen kidnapped in Sulu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

2 policewomen kidnapped in Sulu

Two policewomen and their companions were kidnapped by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Abu Sayyaf commander captured in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Filipino soldiers captured an Abu Sayyaf commander who was injured in previous clashes following an assault on his hideout in the southern province of Sulu where the militant group was still holding at least 10 hostages, mostly foreigners, officials said Sunday. Major Roald Suscano, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division, said members of… link: Abu Sayyaf commander captured in Sulu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018