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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 Militants Free Indonesian Captive in Southern Philippines

Abu Sayyaf Militants Free Indonesian Captive in Southern Philippines benarnews Samsul Saguni, a captain of a fishing boat, is said to be in good condition......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Sayyafs free Indon hostage

SULU – Abu Sayyaf militants have freed an Indonesian fishing crew member after more than 4 months in captivity in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Sayyafs free mayor’s son

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Abu Sayyaf militants released the son of a southern Philippine town mayor kidnapped last year in Zamboanga […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

Sayyafs free Indon hostage in Sulu

SULU – An Indonesian fisherman kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf was freed Thursday in the town of Luuk in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Free the hostages

Ang Probinsyano, the Phl style superhero “pulis patola” immortalized on the silver screen by Fernando Poe Jr. and given a new lease on TV by ABS-CBN, has dominated the network ratings game for the past three years......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

5 soldiers slain in Jolo ambush

Five soldiers were killed while 23 others were injured in a major ambush staged by members of notorious Abu Sayyaf group in the strife-torn southern island of Jolo over the weekend. Reports reaching Camp Aguinaldo indicatedthe soldiers were searching for hostages taken by the Abu Sayyaf bandits when the gunmen waylaid them. Regional military spokesman […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

5 soldiers killed in Sulu while rescuing hostages from Abu Sayyaf

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Saturday, November 17, that 5 soldiers were killed and 23 others were injured while troops were trying to rescue hostages from terrorist group Abu Sayyaf.  The soldiers were searching for hostages taken by the Abu Sayyaf group when the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

5 soldiers killed in Sulu while rescuing hostages from Abu Sayyaf - Rappler

5 soldiers killed in Sulu while rescuing hostages from Abu Sayyaf - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian government

BEIRUT --- The Islamic State group early Saturday released two women and four children they had been holding since July in the first part of an exchange with the Syrian government that will set free dozens of women related to members of the extremist group, opposition activists said. The women and children were among 30 people kidnapped by IS in the southern province of Sweida on July 25 when they carried out a raid that left at least 216 people dead. One woman died in IS custody while another was shot dead. In August, a 19-year-old man was also killed while in detention. The rare attacks in Sweida province, populated mainly by Syria's minority Druze, came amid a government off...Keep on reading: IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian government.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

Sayyafs free army militia, wife still in captivity 

SULU – Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen have freed a government militia they kidnapped in August along with his wife in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Sayyafs free army militia freed, wife still in captivity 

SULU – Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen have freed a government militia they kidnapped in August along with his wife in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

ASG kidnaps Sulu teacher

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits have reportedly abducted a public school teacher in Sulu, sources said on Tuesday. The victim, Shariff Benjamin Asamli Ubaid, was seized in the capital town of Jolo on Saturday morning, said one of his friends who appealed to the terrorists to free their hostage.According to this friend,… link: ASG kidnaps Sulu teacher.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Militants Free 3 Indonesian Hostages in Southern Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Muslim militants have freed three Indonesian men they kidnapped at sea early last year off Malaysia then brought them to their jungle hideouts in the southern Philippines, off Source link link: Militants Free 3 Indonesian Hostages in Southern Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Militants Free 3 Indonesian Hostages in Southern Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Muslim militants have freed three Indonesian men they kidnapped at sea early last year off Malaysia then brought them to their jungle hideouts in the southern Philippines, off.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018