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4 Abu Sayyaf members killed in Basilan clashes

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The clashes happened in two barangays in Sumisip, Basilan on Saturday, May 6

MANILA, Philippines (May 8, 2017) — Four members of the Abu Sayyaf Group were killed on Saturday, May 6, according to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Continue reading 4 Abu Sayyaf members killed in Basilan clashes

3 barangays evacuated amid heavy fighting in Basilan

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The affected areas are Tipo Tipo proper, Silangkum, and Baguindan

MANILA, Philippines (July 7, 2016) — Authorities began the mass evacuation of residents in 3 barangays in Basilan on Wednesday, July 6, amid heavy fighting between government troops and members of the Abu Sayyaf group in Tipo-Tipo town.  Continue reading 3 barangays evacuated amid heavy fighting in Basilan