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Ten Abu Sayyaf terrorists killed as Army closes net on group

A clash between the Army and Abu Sayyaf today (Friday, March 3) resulted in the death of 10 terrorists, including two grandsons of the group’s leader Radulan Sahiron. On the government side, 17 soldiers were injured in the clash, the second since the terror group beheaded German hostage Jurgen Kantner…


“Now he kills me”: Last words of German beheaded by Abu Sayyaf

German hostage Jurgen Kantner has been beheaded by Abu Sayyaf terrorists after the deadline for a $600,000 ransom demand passed on Saturday. The brief video was circulated on Monday by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites It shows Mr Kantner, aged 70, sitting in a grassy clearing and…



Islamic State cash flows into Philippines disguised as OFW remittances

The Philippines defence minister has confirmed “very strong” links between the so-called Islamic State (IS) and home-grown militants such as Abu Sayyaf. Delfin Lorenzana said new intelligence had shown Muslim rebels had been communicating with IS, and funds were being transferred in the same way as overseas Filipino workers in…