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Seven arrested in Sabah, Malaysia, over suspected links to the Islamic State

Five Filipinos and two Malaysians have been arrested in Sabah, Malaysia, over alleged links to so-called Islamic State (IS). Two Filipinos who are permanent residents of Sabah were arrested over allegations that they helped transport Indonesian and Malaysian IS terrorists to Mindanao. One was identified as a 31-year-old female immigration…



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…


Islamic State plotting new terror stronghold in Mindanao

The leadership of the so-called Islamic State in Syria has contacted Abu Sayyaf terrorists instructing them to find a suitable area to found a caliphate in Mindinao. The Philippines defence minister Delfin Lorenzana shared the intelligence with journalists on Thursday (January 26). The announcement follows concerns raised by senior US…


Abu Sayyaf terrorists release South Korean and Filipino hostages

Abu Sayyaf has released a South Korean cargo ship captain and a Filipino crew member, held captive for more than three months, today (Saturday, January 14). The ISIS-affiliated gunmen handed skipper Park Chul-hong and Glenn Alindajao over to the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), who then handed them to Philippine officials…