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Philippine troops closing in on terrorist group ASG - Yahoo Singapore News;

Philippine troops closing in on terrorist group ASG - Yahoo Singapore News

Yahoo Singapore NewsPhilippine troops closing in on terrorist group ASGYahoo Singapore NewsSULU, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is anticipating the right moment for the inevitable intense battle between the soldiers and Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Sulu. Although the area seems to be quiet at the moment Westmincom ...and more »

Norwegian returns home after yearlong captivity Philippines - The Bellingham Herald;

Norwegian returns home after yearlong captivity Philippines - The Bellingham Herald

The Bellingham HeraldNorwegian returns home after yearlong captivity PhilippinesThe Bellingham HeraldReleased Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad delivers his statement after arriving at Oslo airport Friday, Sept. 23, 2015. Sekkingstad was freed by his Abu Sayyaf captors on Saturday to rebels from the larger Moro National Liberation Front, which has ...and more »

Malaysian captive of Abu Sayyaf pleas for help in phone call to media - The Straits Times;

Malaysian captive of Abu Sayyaf pleas for help in phone call to media - The Straits Times

The Straits TimesMalaysian captive of Abu Sayyaf pleas for help in phone call to mediaThe Straits TimesAbu Sayyaf gunmen holding hostages including Mohd Ridzuan (second from right). PHOTO: THE STAR/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK. Published. Sep 26, 2016, 8:31 am SGT. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More. Share Tweet Linkedin Pin Google+ Reddit ...and more »

Philippine militants free Indonesian hostage - Free Malaysia Today;

Philippine militants free Indonesian hostage - Free Malaysia Today

Free Malaysia TodayPhilippine militants free Indonesian hostageFree Malaysia TodayHerman-Bin-Manggak MANILA: Islamic militants in the Philippines on Thursday freed an Indonesian sailor abducted at sea, days after the gunmen released a Norwegian captive and three other Indonesians, the military said. The Abu Sayyaf turned over ...and more »

Kidnapped man returns home after a year - Weekly Times Now

Kidnapped man returns home after a yearWeekly Times NowA Norwegian man held hostage during "a year of terror" by Islamist militants in the southern Philippines arrived Friday in his native country. "Now I just want to look ahead, but also honour the two friends who didn't make it alive," Kjartan ...and more »

Kidnapped man returns home after a year - The Advertiser

Kidnapped man returns home after a yearThe AdvertiserA Norwegian man held hostage during "a year of terror" by Islamist militants in the southern Philippines arrived Friday in his native country. "Now I just want to look ahead, but also honour the two friends who didn't make it alive," Kjartan ...and more »

Norwegian returns home after yearlong captivity Philippines - New Jersey Herald;

Norwegian returns home after yearlong captivity Philippines - New Jersey Herald

New Jersey HeraldNorwegian returns home after yearlong captivity PhilippinesNew Jersey HeraldReleased Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad delivers his statement after arriving at Oslo airport Friday, Sept. 23, 2015. Sekkingstad was freed by his Abu Sayyaf captors on Saturday to rebels from the larger Moro National Liberation Front, which has ...and more »

Islamist militants free Indonesian in southern Philippines - Investing.com

Islamist militants free Indonesian in southern PhilippinesInvesting.comMANILA (Reuters) - Islamist militants have freed an Indonesian captive on a remote island in the southern Philippines, an army commander said on Thursday, days after six hostages were turned over to a rebel group which signed a peace deal with the ...and more »

Islamist militants free Indonesian in southern Philippines - Business Insider

Islamist militants free Indonesian in southern PhilippinesBusiness InsiderMANILA (Reuters) - Islamist militants have freed an Indonesian captive on a remote island in the southern Philippines, an army commander said on Thursday, days after six hostages were turned over to a rebel group which signed a peace deal with the ...and more »

No safe haven for Abu Sayyaf - New Straits Times Online;

No safe haven for Abu Sayyaf - New Straits Times Online

New Straits Times OnlineNo safe haven for Abu SayyafNew Straits Times OnlineMANILA'S newly minted president, Rodrigo Duterte, has zero tolerance for any kind of violence except that which will help the country rid itself of the criminals spawning mayhem all over the Philippines. Manila declared war on two fronts. Surrender ...and more »

Sayyafs free another Indonesian hostage in Philippines - Mindanao Examiner

Sayyafs free another Indonesian hostage in PhilippinesMindanao ExaminerZAMBOANGA CITY – The Philippine military on Thursday said Abu Sayyaf militants have freed a kidnapped Indonesian skipper of a fishing boat in the southern province of Sulu in the Muslim autonomous region in Mindanao. It said the 38-year old Herman ...and more »

Philippines rejects Misuari call to halt offensives - www.worldbulletin.net;

Philippines rejects Misuari call to halt offensives - www.worldbulletin.net

www.worldbulletin.netPhilippines rejects Misuari call to halt offensiveswww.worldbulletin.netThe Philippines' military insisted Friday that offensives against a ISIL-linked militant group would continue despite a fugitive Moro rebel leader's request for their suspension during negotiations for the release of hostages held by the Abu Sayyaf ...and more »

Norwegian returns home after yearlong captivity Philippines - Daily Mail;

Norwegian returns home after yearlong captivity Philippines - Daily Mail

Daily MailNorwegian returns home after yearlong captivity PhilippinesDaily MailSTOCKHOLM (AP) — A Norwegian man who was freed by militants in the Philippines has returned home after a year of jungle captivity. Kjartan Sekkingstad arrived in Oslo on Friday, six days after being released by Abu Sayyaf extremists who had kidnapped ...and more »

Manila Committed To Securing Safe Recovery Of Kidnap Victims - Embassy - malaysiandigest.com

Manila Committed To Securing Safe Recovery Of Kidnap Victims - Embassymalaysiandigest.comThe Philippine government today expressed commitment to secure the safe and early recovery of all Abu Sayyaf-held kidnap victims, five of them crew of a Malaysian tug boat. The Philippine embassy, in a statement, said that upon instructions from ...and more »

Philippines rejects Misuari call to halt offensives - www.worldbulletin.net;

Philippines rejects Misuari call to halt offensives - www.worldbulletin.net

www.worldbulletin.netPhilippines rejects Misuari call to halt offensiveswww.worldbulletin.netThe Philippines' military insisted Friday that offensives against a ISIL-linked militant group would continue despite a fugitive Moro rebel leader's request for their suspension during negotiations for the release of hostages held by the Abu Sayyaf ...and more »

Islamist militants free Indonesian in southern Philippines - Reuters

Islamist militants free Indonesian in southern PhilippinesReutersMANILA Islamist militants have freed an Indonesian captive on a remote island in the southern Philippines, an army commander said on Thursday, days after six hostages were turned over to a rebel group which signed a peace deal with the government.and more »

Abu Sayyaf strategy posing threat to Philippines' neighbors - Asia Times;

Abu Sayyaf strategy posing threat to Philippines' neighbors - Asia Times

Asia TimesAbu Sayyaf strategy posing threat to Philippines' neighborsAsia TimesThree Indonesian nationals and Norwegian national Kjartan Sekkingstad (R) stand next to Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari and other members of the rebel group after the hostages are freed from the al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf ...and more »

Abu Sayyaf extremists free Norwegian hostage in Philippines - The De Soto Edge;

Abu Sayyaf extremists free Norwegian hostage in Philippines - The De Soto Edge

The De Soto EdgeAbu Sayyaf extremists free Norwegian hostage in PhilippinesThe De Soto EdgeMilitary chief Gen. Ricardo Visaya warned the militants to release their other captives, including a Dutch birdwatcher and Indonesian and Malaysian tugboat crewmen, “or suffer annihilation”.Duterte told Sekkingstad and the Norwegian government that ...and more »

Philippine militants free Indonesian hostage - The Sun Daily;

Philippine militants free Indonesian hostage - The Sun Daily

The Sun DailyPhilippine militants free Indonesian hostageThe Sun DailyPhilippine marines patrol a highway along the village of Busay in Isabela City, Basilan island in the Philippine's southern island of Mindanao on April 14, 2010 as they continue their hunt for militants who set off bombs and attacked civilians on April ...and more »

AFP nixes Nur call for a stop to operations against Abu Sayyaf - Business Mirror

AFP nixes Nur call for a stop to operations against Abu SayyafBusiness MirrorTHE military on Friday rejected the call of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Founding Chairman Nur Misuari to stop the operations against the bandit Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Sulu in order for him and his group to negotiate for the release of ...and more »