By Frances Mangosing
Three Islamic extremists were killed in military intelligence operations in Basilan on Thursday, the military said. The military launched operations against an Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Sulaiman Ajanti alias Ulay, tagged in ambushes and kidnappings, in Sungkayot village in Ungkya Pukayaan town, reports reaching Camp Aguinaldo said on Friday.
Malaysian officials received the two MH17 black boxes from the Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine.
Ukraine is accusing Russia of assisting separatist rebels in destroying evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down with 298 people onboard.
An entire family of six that had been returning home after three years living abroad was among the 44 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster, media reports said Saturday.
The initial breakdown of the passengers’ nationalities, according to Malaysian Airlines vice president Huib Gorter: