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AFP: Abu Sayyaf group, not MILF, target of Basilan operation

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Wednesday said its troops targeted Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama and not the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the ongoing military operation in Basilan that has left two soldiers and 18 others dead, including four MILF fighters.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Death toll in Basilan clashes rises to 7

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Deaths from the sporadic clashes between the government forces and Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan on Friday rose to seven while the number of injured rose to 28.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3 dead, 20 hurt in Basilan clash

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Philippine troops launched an assault against Abu Sayyaf extremists in the south early Friday and sporadic clashes have left at least three militants dead and 20 soldiers wounded, officials said.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

20 soldiers wounded in clash with Sayyaf in Basilan

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Twenty soldiers from the 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion were wounded in a series of encounters with Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan early Friday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Public school teacher abducted by alleged Abu Sayyaf bandits

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A public school teacher was abducted by alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf Group on Wednesday afternoon, the military said.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

6 kidnapping cases recorded since January, say police

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For the first two months of 2014, cases of kidnapping have already reached six, police said Friday.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

6 alleged Abu Sayyaf bandits killed in Sulu clash – military

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Six alleged members of the terror group Abu Sayyaf were killed in an encounter with the military in Sulu over the weekend, belated reports said.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Military officer accuses MILF leader of conniving with Abu Sayyaf

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A military officer based in Basilan has accused a leader of the Moro Islamic National Liberation Front of conniving with terrorist group Abu Sayyaf.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 soldiers killed in Basilan

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Two military troops were killed, including an Army Scout Ranger officer, in clashes between government troops and Moro gunmen in Basilan on Tuesday, the military said.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Zamboanga City jittery over Sayyaf transfer

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Police have described as a “security nightmare” the transfer of at least 50 suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits from Basilan to this city.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DOJ orders release of 18 suspected Sayyaf men wrongfully accused of kidnapping

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered the release of 18 suspected Abu Sayyaf members tagged in the kidnapping of 6 Jehova’s Witnesses in Patikul, Sulu on August 20, 2002.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Abu Sayyaf treated us like their children’—kidnapped TV crew

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FREED Cameraman Ramelito Vela shows his injuries to DILG Sec. Mar Roxas, during a debriefing on Monday afternoon at Camp Crame with audio technician Rolando Letrero, after being freed by Abu Sayyaf gunmen on Saturday night. The Filipino crew members of  Jordanian TV journalist Baker Abdulla Atyani were kidnapped by the al-Qaida-linked militants in June last year as they set out to interview the extremists in Jolo, Sulu. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

The two TV crew members who were released by the Abu Sayyaf Group on Saturday night were taken as hostages but they were treated well like their children.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

7 soldiers wounded in Basilan ambush by Abu Sayyaf bandits

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Seven soldiers of the Army Scout Rangers were wounded in an ambush by Abu Sayyaf Group bandits Tuesday morning in Basilan, the military said.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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