Abu Sayyaf

Canada PM Condemns ‘Cold-Blooded Murder’ of Philippines Hostage

By Andrea Hopkins and Manuel Mogato KANANASKIS, Alberta/MANILA, April 26 – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned on Monday the execution of a Canadian hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines, calling it “an act of cold-blooded murder.” John Ridsdel, 68, a former mining executive, was captured by Islamist militants along with three other

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Philippines Rejects Daesh’s Claim It Killed 100 Troops

By Manuel Mogato MANILA, April 14  – The Philippines has dismissed as “purely propaganda” Daesh’s claim that its militants killed scores of government troops in ambushes and said there was no evidence directly linking southern Muslim rebels to the group. The Philippines has reported 46 people killed in battles this week between troops and rebels

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Philippine Troops Clash With Muslim Rebels; 23 Killed, 73 Hurt

MANILA, April 11 – Philippine soldiers battled a group of about 120 Muslim rebels linked to Daesh in a 10-hour assault on a southern island that killed 23 people, an army spokesman said on Sunday. Major Filemon Tan said the military attacked a stronghold of Abu Sayyaf rebels on the island of Basilan led by Isnilon

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