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Mindanao Muslim leaders aim to “reform” Abu Sayyaf terrorists

Muslim religious leaders in Mindanao believe they can “reform” surrendered members of the Abu Sayyaf terror group. Alih Sakaluran Aiyub, secretary-general of the Ulama Council of the Philippines, said efforts were already underway to rehabilitate former members of the Islamic State-affiliated organisation. “We will mainly help in the debriefing process…




At least 20 Abu Sayyaf terrorists killed in dawn raid on camp

At least 20 Abu Sayyaf terrorists were killed in a dawn raid on Thursday after the military targeted a makeshift camp in Sumisip, Basilan. Colonel Juvymax Uy of the Joint Task Force Basilan said: “Heavy bloodstains were found in the vicinity, with intel reports rounding no less than 20 ASG (Abu…



URGENT: US embassy warns of Palawan kidnapping plot

The US Embassy in Manila has warned that terrorist groups may be planning kidnappings in Palawan. The warning, issued today (Tuesday, May 9), singles out the area surrounding the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park as a particular concern. Last month the embassy warned citizens of a kidnap plot in…



Killing of Abu Sayyaf leader hailed as major setback to terror group

Another Abu Sayyaf leader has been killed, the military has revealed today (Saturday, April 29). Alhabsy Misaya has been blamed for the kidnapping of dozens and Indonesian, Vietnamese and Malaysian hostages, including one who was beheaded. Army Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año told The Associated Press that that the…