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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 -

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 Ismael ...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 »

Two kidnapped Malaysian seamen from tug Serudong 3 were released in southern Philippines - Maritime Herald

Men at sea Two kidnapped Malaysian seamen from tug Serudong 3 were found on boat adrift off the southern Philippines. The towing tug was hijacked by Abu Sayyaf militants, who took five hostages from the crew and held them in captivity for more than 8 ...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 »

Abu Sayyaf releases 3 remaining Malaysian hostages - Rappler

FIRST TWO. This is a file photo of the two Malaysian hostages earlier rescued by the marines in Sulu. The Abu Sayyaf released 3 of their companions a few days later. Westmincom photo. MANILA, Philippines – The Abu Sayyaf was forced to release its 3 ...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 »

Alleged Abu Sayyaf abduct 2 cargo ship crew after troops rescue 2 - ABS-CBN News

MANILA - 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 City on ...and more »

2 Filipino crewmen taken off Basilan - Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Two Filipino crewmen were taken by suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group Thursday afternoon, March 23, off the coast of Basilan province in the southern Philippines. They were identified as boat captain Aurelio Agacac and ...and more »

AFP: 3 more Malaysians rescued from Abu Sayyaf - CNN Philippines

The rescued Malaysians were brought to the Kuta Heneral Teodolfo Bautista Station Hospital in Jolo. Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) — After eight months in captivity, three more Malaysians break free from the clutches of a terror group ...and more »