Philippine troops rescue 2 Malaysians kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants - New Straits Times Online

(File pix) Philippine soldiers have rescued two Malaysians held captive for about eight months by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf group, a military official said on Thursday. By Reuters - March 23, 2017 @ 12:58pm. MANILA: Philippine soldiers have ...and more »

Two Malaysian hostages found safe in Philippines - Sin Chew Jit Poh

Handout photo released by the Philippine military Western Mindanao Command showing the two rescued Malaysian hostages. Photo courtesy: AFP. Manila (AFP) -- Two ailing Malaysian seamen held hostage by Filipino Muslim militants for eight months were ...and more »

Philippine militants take two captive, hours after troops rescue two - The Star Online

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine militants took two crew captive from a cargo ship on Thursday, only hours after soldiers rescued two Malaysians held for about eight months on a southern island, officials said. The vessel was on its way to General Santos ...and more »

Abu Sayyaf men take new captives off Basilan -

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Abu Sayyaf gunmen took new hostages on Thursday a few hours after the military claimed to have freed two Malaysian captives the bandits had held since July 2016. Lt. Commander Alvin Dagalea, station commander of the Philippine ...and more »

Two of five Malaysian Abu Sayyaf hostages rescued - The Star Online

KOTA KINABALU: Two of five Malaysian sailors held hostage by Abu Sayyaf gunmen have been rescued during an operation in waters between Jolo and Pata islands in southern Philippines. The two Tayudin Anjut, 45, and Abdul Rahim Sumas, 62, were ...and more »

Philippines: 2 Malaysians rescued from Abu Sayyaf militants - ABC News

Two Malaysian sailors held captive for eight months by Muslim militants were rescued Thursday in the southern Philippines, military officials said. The two were weak and in sick conditions when they were rescued by marines from Abu Sayyaf militants ...and more »

Philippines: 2 Malaysian hostages rescued in south - Anadolu Agency

Philippine troops have rescued two of five Malaysian sailors abducted by a Daesh-linked militant group last year, according to the military Thursday. The armed forces' Western Mindanao Command confirmed that the hostages were rescued early in the ...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 »

Abu Sayyaf bandits seize 4 crew of cargo vessel | SunStar - Sun.Star

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Four crewmen of a cargo ship were captured by gunmen believed to be Abu Sayyaf bandits in Basilan few hours after 2 Malaysians were rescued on Thursday, March 23. Zamboanga Coast Guard Station Commander Alvin Dagalea ...and more »

2 Malaysian hostages rescued from Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines - The Straits Times

Members of the Philippine coast guard anti-terrorism unit stand next to the newly commissioned coast guard's Multi-Role Response Vessel (MRRV) BRP Malapascua on March 7, 2017. PHOTO: AFP. Published. 4 hours ago. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email ...and more »