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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 »

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 »

3 kidnapped Malaysians rescued in Sulu - Sun.Star

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Military officials on Monday announced that the three remaining Malaysian hostages were rescued as the troops relentlessly pursue the Abu Sayyaf bandits in the province of Sulu. Major General Carlito Galvez, Jr., Western Mindanao ...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 »

Philippines army rescues 3 Malaysians held captive by Abu Sayyaf militants - International Business Times UK

Reports suggest that all Malaysian nationals have been freed from the captivity of the Islamist group. By Divya Kishore. March 27, 2017 11:00 BST. Video. Related Videos. More videos. 00:35. Play. Mute. 0:00. /. 0:00. Loaded: 0%. Progress: 0%. Stream ...and more »

LOOK: Rescued Malaysian sailors joyous after 8 months of being ASG captives - Update Philippines

Western Mindanao Command chief Maj. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. (right) and Malaysian military Maj. Gen. Datuk Masrani Paiman, head of the International Monitoring Team 12 (left) share light moments with the rescued Malaysia sailors namely, Mohammad ...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 in Sulu - Sun.Star

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Updated) -- Military officials said they rescued Thursday, March 23, two Malaysian sailors held captive for eight months by terror group Abu Sayyaf in Sulu. Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) Chief Carlito Galvez Jr. identified the ...and more »

Abu Sayyaf attacks again - Splash 247

Philippine terrorist organisation Abu Sayyaf has once again been linked with two attacks in the south of the country. The Muslim separatists are thought to have been behind an attack on a roro ship and a tugboat on Thursday off Basilan island. Two of ...and more »