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High-powered firearms recovered in ASG lair

High-powered firearms recovered in ASG lair

By NONOY LACSON ZAMBOANGA CITY – Soldiers, engaged in an armed confrontation with undetermined number of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) gunmen in Sulu on Friday, recovered a high-powered firearm and ammunitions as the military intensify its campaign against the terrorists group in the province. Armed Forces of the Philippines – Western Mindanao Command (AFP-WesMinCom) spokesman […]

Duterte to ASG: Stop kidnappings

By ARGYLL B. GEDUCOS President Duterte has asked the Abu Sayyaf Group to stop kidnapping innocent civilians as he does not want to fight fellow Filipinos. In a speech in Labuan, Zamboanga City, Duterte wished that the Abu Sayyaf will cease from kidnappings which he said does not reflect Filipino or Malay values. “Sana mahinto […]

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ASG sub-leader nabbed

A senior Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) sub-leader was arrested while eight soldiers were reportedly wounded when an improvised explosive devise (IED) exploded during a clearing operation at an encounter site in Patikul, Sulu.

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Bandits kidnap mayor’s ma, sis

Armed men believed to be members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) barged into the residence of Talipao’s town mayor and took hostage his half-sister and her mother.

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A sub-commander of the notorious Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and nine of his followers have surrendered to the military in Sumisip town of Basilan.

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AFP TF remains eager vs ASG

The commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Joint Task Force (AFP-JTF) Sulu Thursday said that they will continue with their focused military operations as part of efforts to safely rescue the Abu Sayyaf Group’s remaining hostages.

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