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Abu Sayyaf planned mass kidnapping of tourists on Easter Sunday

The Abu Sayyaf terrorists who landed on Bohol yesterday were planning a mass kidnapping at a tourist resort, the military has said today (Wednesday, April 12). The raid came just two days after the US Embassy in Manila warned that the Islamic State-affiliated group was planning an attack in the Central…



Kidnapped German woman killed by Abu Sayyaf terrorists

TAWI TAWI, Philippines – Abu Sayyaf bandits claim to have killed one of two German hostages they kidnapped in Tawi Tawi. The terrorist organization told The Inquirer: “Unfortunately, the other one died. She tried to shoot us, so we shot her. She died.” Abu Sayyaf claims it is still holding a 70-year-old…


Philippines steps up security after US warns of kidnap threat

CEBU, Philippines – (Reuters) – Philippine police have stepped up security on the holiday island of Cebu, the president’s spokesman said on Friday, after the U.S. embassy warned its citizens that “terrorist” groups could be planning kidnappings there. The travel advisory was issued in response to comments made to media…


Americans warned of kidnapping risk in southern Cebu

The warning states that people should avoid unnecessary travel to these areas, review personal security plans, remain aware of their surroundings and monitor local news stations for updates. Furthermore, the Embassy has reminded US citizens of the most recent Department of State Worldwide Caution, dated September 13, 2016, which indicated an ongoing…


Police warning after Abu Sayyaf members spotted in Cebu

Police have released a report that several members of the Abu Sayyaf group were seen within the city limits of Cebu. City police say that at least six members of the Abu Sayyaf group arrived in Cebu and are being monitored by officers. The men are said to be led by…


Duterte offers no peace deal for Abu Sayyaf terrorists

President Duterte said on Monday that he saw no reason why the Philippine government should talk peace with the Abu Sayyaf group. In a brief statement with the press, the president said: “I am very sorry to say but there is no [peace] talks about these things with the Abu Sayyaf….


‘Most wanted’ Abu Sayyaf terrorist leader captured in Basilan

Armed forces captured a top level Abu Sayyaf terrorist in an entrapment operation in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan on Sunday. Police say that Jadji Biki Adbdala, also known as “Jadji Hassan,” was arrested in his hiding place in the town of Tipo-Tipo. Adbdala is wanted on nine counts of murder. The suspect was…