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

SULU, 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 ...

Norwegian returns home after yearlong captivity Philippines - The Bellingham Herald

Released 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 ...

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

Abu 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 ...

Philippine militants free Indonesian hostage - Free Malaysia Today

Herman-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 ...

Kidnapped man returns home after a year - Weekly Times Now

A 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 ...

Kidnapped man returns home after a year - The Advertiser

A 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 ...

Norwegian returns home after yearlong captivity Philippines - New Jersey Herald

Released 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 ...

Islamist militants free Indonesian in southern Philippines - Investing.com

MANILA (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 ...

Islamist militants free Indonesian in southern Philippines - Business Insider

MANILA (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 ...

No safe haven for Abu Sayyaf - New Straits Times Online

MANILA'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 ...

Sayyafs free another Indonesian hostage in Philippines - Mindanao Examiner

ZAMBOANGA 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

Norwegian returns home after yearlong captivity Philippines - Daily Mail

STOCKHOLM (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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

Islamist militants free Indonesian in southern Philippines - Reuters

MANILA 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.

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

Three 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 ...

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

Military 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 ...

Philippine militants free Indonesian hostage - The Sun Daily

Philippine 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 ...

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

THE 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 ...