Philippine militants take two Filipinos captive, hours after troops rescue Malaysians - Channel NewsAsia

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. Posted 23 Mar 2017 17:25; Updated 23 Mar 2017 17:58. A series ...and more »

Two Malaysian hostages found safe in Philippines - AsiaOne

Two ailing Malaysian seamen held hostage by Filipino Muslim militants for eight months were found Thursday aboard a boat adrift off the southern Philippines, the local military said. Tayudin Anjut, 45, and Abdurahim bin Sumas, 62, were abandoned by the ...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 »

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 »

Troops rescue 2 Abu Sayyaf captives in Sulu - Philippine Star

The Abu Sayyaf bandits who were forced to abandon their captives. photo. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Combined Marines and Navy officers rescued Thursday pre-dawn two Malaysians held captives for eights months in Sulu, ...and more »

2 Malaysian Abu Sayyaf hostages rescued in Sulu - Rappler

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Philippine Navy rescued two Malaysian hostages of the Abu Sayyaf on Thursday, March 23, according to the military. "A Fleet-Marine team composed of sailors and marines under the Joint Task Force Sulu successfully ...and more »

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 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 »