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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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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, who ...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 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 Abdurahim ...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 »