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Scores displaced by battle between soldiers and Abu Sayyaf in Basilan

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At least six civilians were wounded in the cross fire of a battle between government soldiers and Abu Sayyaf bandits in Al Barka, Basilan, on Thursday.

The military said three Abu Sayyaf men were killed and eight wounded, while the government suffered seven wounded, including an officer.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3 Abu Sayyaf bandits killed, 7 soldiers hurt in Basilan clashes

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Three Abu Sayyaf bandits were killed while seven soldiers were injured in a clash at the borders of Al Barka and Tipo-tipo in Basilan on Thursday morning, the military reported.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Charges against 60 in Zamboanga siege to be dropped for lack of evidence

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A Government trooper rests amidst the ruins at the site of a three-week intense fighting between Government forces and Muslim rebels who have taken nearly 200 people hostages and used them as human shields, Saturday Sept. 28, 2013 in Zamboanga city, southern Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Government prosecutors have recommended the dismissal of rebellion and genocide charges against 60 of the more than 200 persons charged in connection with the September 2013 siege of the city as they showed no signs of having fired weapons and no witnesses had linked them to the month-long violence.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

15 killed as troops, Abus clash

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Nineteen people, including six soldiers, were killed in separate clashes between government troops and Abu Sayyaf gunmen in Sulu and Basilan, the military said.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf given P1 M for girl’s release, says ARMM police chief

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Abu Sayyaf bandits received P1 million for Wednesday’s release of an eight-year-old girl they kidnapped in July, the police in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said Saturday.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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