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2 Abu Sayyaf bandits give up

An Abu Sayyaf sub-leader based in Panglima Estino and Pata Island in Sulu and his cohort recently surrendered to government forces in the South.

Initial reports reaching the Armes Forces of the Philippines-Western Mindanao Command (AFP-WestMinCom) in Zamboanga City, identified the rescued victims as Zulkipli Bin Ali, Mohammad Ridzuan Bin Ismail, and Fandy Bin Bakran.

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After almost a year of captivity, the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) released Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad, who was lucky enough to keep his head, unlike some of his fellow foreign hostages.

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