Gulf Times - Abu-Sayyaf
Militants kill six soldiers in southern Philippines

Militants kill six soldiers in southern Philippines

The Philippine army shifted its operations on Basilan island after ending the five-month combat operations in Marawi last month after killing the militants' top leaders, including Isnilon Hapilon,

Two suspected Abu Sayyaf terrorists killed in Philippine clash

Two suspected Abu Sayyaf terrorists killed in Philippine clash

Two suspected Abu Sayyaf terrorists were killed in a firefight with government troops in the southern Philippines during a rescue operation for four construction workers abducted last week, the military said on Friday.

Duterte warns of harsh measures as civilians flee fighting

Duterte warns of harsh measures as civilians flee fighting

Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines as troops sought to contain Islamic State-linked militants who took over large parts of a city, set building ablaze and took hostage a Catholic priest and other Christians.

Philippines says militants on the run on tourist island

Philippines says militants on the run on tourist island

The Philippines military said on Wednesday it was on the trail of five militants who are on the run after landing on a tourist island, triggering clashes with security forces that claimed 10 lives.

Five dead as militants attack Philippine tourist island

Five dead as militants attack Philippine tourist island

Nine people including four members of the Philippine security forces were killed Tuesday in clashes with 10 suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf kidnap group on the resort island of Bohol, authorities said.

Philippine troops rescue ship captain kidnapped by militants

Philippine troops rescue ship captain kidnapped by militants

Philippine soldiers on Saturday rescued one of two Filipino cargo ship crewmen taken captive just two days ago by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants, a security official said.

Body of beheaded German hostage found: Philippines

Body of beheaded German hostage found: Philippines

The body of an elderly German hostage who was beheaded by Islamic militants has been found, the Philippine government said on Sunday.

Top militant wounded in Philippines: minister

Top militant wounded in Philippines: minister

A top leader of an Islamic militant group who is on the United States' list of "Most Wanted Terrorists" has been wounded in military airstrikes, the Philippine defence minister said Saturday.

Duterte pleads with Philippine rebels to rebuff IS advances

Duterte pleads with Philippine rebels to rebuff IS advances

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday pleaded with the country's Muslim separatist groups to deny sanctuary to militants with links to Islamic State, warning a war would ensue that would put civilians in danger.

German sailors abducted, killed in Philippines

German sailors abducted, killed in Philippines

Islamic militants who specialise in kidnappings-for-ransom have reported killing a German sailor and abducting her elderly male companion from their yacht in waters off the southern Philippines, the military said Monday.

Philippine militants free three Indonesian hostages

Philippine militants free three Indonesian hostages

Islamic militants in the Philippines have freed three Indonesian sailors abducted at sea, officials said, in the latest release by the Abu Sayyaf group after a kidnapping spree in the restive south.

10 dead as blast rocks Philippine city

10 dead as blast rocks Philippine city

At least 10 people died and dozens were injured when an explosion rocked Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's home city of Davao on Friday night, authorities said.