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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 »

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 »

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 »

Gov’t won’t hesitate to use force, Malacañang warns MNLF

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Malacañang issued a stern warning to the members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) currently in a standoff with government forces in Zamboanga City Thursday, saying it will not hesitate to use force in protecting the people.

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

AFP awards P22M reward to informants

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REWARD MONEY. Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence Major General Francisco Cruz awards P7.4-million reward to an informant who helped track down Abu Sayyaf Group leader Ghumbahali Jumdail alias Dr. Abu at the Multipurpose Hall of Intelligence Service at Camp Aguinaldo on Wednesday. The ASG leader was killed in an airstrike in Sulu in February this year. Frances Mangosing/INQUIRER.net

The military awarded about P22-million worth of reward money to informants at the Intelligence Service at Camp Aguinaldo Wednesday following the neutralization of key Abu Sayyaf personalities and communist terrorist leaders.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

AFP: No rest for Abus

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No rest for the wicked—and the weary—on All Saints’ Day. The military said there would be no letup in its offensive against outlaws in Mindanao, particularly the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) regional terror network. “For the whole Philippines, our law enforcement operations with the Philippine National Police (PNP) will continue [...]

Posted: November 1st, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Looking beyond labels’

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Abu Sayyaf group members dwindled to 379 last June, from a peak of 1,270 four years back. Armed Forces head counts shows 46 ASG leaders were run to the ground. All had bounties on their heads. The Supreme Court, this week, confirmed life sentences for 17 ASG members for razing a Basilan hospital and abducting [...]

Posted: October 1st, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Jemaah Islamiyah, Abu Sayyaf now merged, says antiterror expert

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The Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) regional terror network and the local Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the Sulu Archipelago are already so integrated they operate almost as one organization, according to an international counterterrorism expert. The link between the JI and the ASG is “almost complete,” said Professor Rohan Gunarathna, head of the management staff of [...]

Posted: September 29th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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