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Philippines rescues three Malaysians held hostage by Abu Sayyaf - Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine troops have rescued three Malaysians held captive by Abu Sayyaf rebels, the military said on Monday, the second such operation in four days as security forces step up offensives against the notorious Islamist group ...and more »

3 more Malaysians freed by Abu Sayyaf in Sulu – Army -

Update. AL BARKA, Basilan – After nine months of captivity, three Malaysians were freed by their Abu Sayyaf captors in Sulu. Maj. Gen. Carlito Galvez, chief of the military's Western Mindanao Command, said the three Malaysians– Mohammad Ridzuan Bin ...and more »

2 Malaysian tugboat crewmen rescued from Abu Sayyaf in Sulu -

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The military on Thursday said it has “successfully rescued” two of the Malaysian tugboat crewmen held by Abu Sayyaf bandits since July 2016. In a statement, Maj. Gen. Carlito Galvez of the Philippine Army said Malaysians Tayudin Anjut ...and more »

Abu Sayyaf dumped Malaysian hostages to escape army—sources -

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia—An overwhelming military presence in the rugged hilly jungle around a Jolo village forced notorious Abu Sayyaf gunmen to abandon the last three of their five Malaysian hostages. Intelligence sources believe that the gunmen, led ...and more »

2 Malaysians rescued from Abu Sayyaf arrive at Wesmincom - ABS-CBN News

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Two Malaysians kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf group and saved by government troops in a chance encounter in the southern Philippines arrived at the Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) Thursday afternoon. Tayudin Anjut, 45 ...and more »

Two kidnapped Malaysian seamen from tug Serudong 3 were released in southern Philippines - Maritime Herald

Two kidnapped Malaysian seamen from tug Serudong 3 were found on boat adrift off the southern Philippines. The towing tug was hijacked by Abu Sayyaf militants, who took five hostages from the crew and held them in captivity for more than 8 months.and more »

Abu Sayyaf Kidnaps Captain, Chief Engineer from Ro/Ro - The Maritime Executive

On Thursday afternoon, two licensed mariners were abducted from the vehicle carrier Super Shuttle Roro 9 in the vicinity of General Santos City, Mindanao. Philippine authorities said that pirates in three speedboats approached the vessel, boarded it ...and more »

2 Malaysians rescued from Abu Sayyaf: military - ABS-CBN News

MANILA - (UPDATED) Two Malaysian sailors held hostage by Abu Sayyaf extremists for nearly a year were released on Thursday, in what the military said was a rescue. The two were recovered in an operation by Marine troops in the marshland village of ...and more »

2 Malaysian sailors abducted by Abu Sayyaf freed in Sulu -

Two Malaysian sailors held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf were released on Thursday in Sulu after almost a year of captivity, the military said. The Western Mindanao Command said in a statement that Malaysians Tayudin Anjut, 45, and Abduramin Bin Sumas, ...and more »

Troops capture Abu Sayyaf hijacker -

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines–A suspected Islamic extremist had been wounded and captured when soldiers caught up with members of the Abu Sayyaf group that hijacked a cargo vessel off Basilan on Thursday, the military said. The rest of the Islamists, ...and more »