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14 soldiers wounded in clashes with Abu Sayyaf

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File photo of Filipino soldiers in Sulu

The troops reportedly encounter the group of Abu Sayyaf top leader Radullan Sahiron

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 4, 2017) — Up to 14 soldiers were wounded in clashes with the Abu Sayyaf Group on Friday, March 3, as the military intensified operations after the beheading of a German hostage. Continue reading 14 soldiers wounded in clashes with Abu Sayyaf

22 foreign hostages in Sulu waiting to be freed

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They include 14 Indonesians and 4 Malaysians

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 26, 2016) — The beheading of a Canadian hostage in Sulu on Monday, April 25, was a grisly reminder of the state of lawlessness in the province, where at least 22 foreign hostages are held captive by the Abu Sayyaf.  Continue reading 22 foreign hostages in Sulu waiting to be freed