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 Image by Rappler.com In a video, Canadian Robert Hall and Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad say their captors have threatened to kill at least one of them if no payment is received by June 13
MANILA, Philippines (May 16, 2016) — The Abu Sayyaf, who last month beheaded a Canadian man, say they will kill another Western hostage if a multi-million dollar ransom is not paid within 4 weeks.
Continue reading Abu Sayyaf sets new ransom deadline Image by Rappler.com The trio – from Canada, Norway, and the Philippines – appeal for help from the Philippine and Canadian governments in a video uploaded to YouTube
MANILA, Philippines (May 3, 2016) — The Abu Sayyaf issued a fresh warning on Tuesday, May 3, threatening to harm 3 hostages, just over a week after they beheaded a captive.
Continue reading Abu Sayyaf threatens hostages in video warning Image by Rappler.com It’s found two days after the beheading of a Canadian hostage
MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 27, 2016) — Locals found a headless cadaver of a Caucasian on Wednesday, April 27, in a village in Talipao, Sulu, the same province where Abu Sayyaf kidnappers beheaded a Canadian two days ago.
Continue reading Headless cadaver found in Sulu Image by Rappler.com 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