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The military believes Uztadz Khabir Malic, the leader of the Muslim National Liberation Front's (MNLF) Misuari group has ties with Abu Sayyaf. Philippine troops attacked the Jolo Island camp of MNLF commander Khaid Ajibun. Three USAID workers were wounded in a bombing in Cotabato province.
Abu Sayyaf beheaded seven captives and delivered two of the heads to civilians, who were ordered to take them to the Philippine Army. Abu Sayyaf commander Albader Parad is believed to have ordered the beheadings.
Abu Sayyaf kidnapped 7 men on Jolo Island. The fighting between the Philippine Army and the Moro National Liberation Front is intensifying on Jolo Island, with 17 MNLF fighters, 3 soldiers and 1 civilian killed over the past 3 days.
Philippine troops overran 2 Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) camps and killed 8 fighters during an assault on Jolo Island. MNLF commander Habier Malik and several hundred fighters retreated into the jungles with Philippine troops in pursuit.
Isnilon Hapilon, an Abu Sayyaf leader who was behind the 2002 Bali bombing in Indonesia, narrowly escaped a raid by Philippine Army forces on a camp in Jolo. Three other Abu Sayyaf fighters have been captured. Hapilon has a $5 million bounty out for his capture.
The Philippines military killed three gunmen at sea who were possibly linked to Abu Sayyaf. The military will focus on civil-military operations in Mindanao. The UK wants to increase intelligence ties with the Philippines and other Southeast Asian nations.
The US put a $5 million bounty out for Zulkifli bin Hir, aka Marwan, the Malaysian leader of the Kumpulun Mujahidin Malaysia who is working with Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines. Marwan is behind a series of bombings in the Philippines.
Yasser Igasan isbelieved to be the new head of the Abu Sayyaf Group. Igasan has had "terror training abroad and... connections with possible foreign financiers." Four Abu Sayyaf were killed in fighting as the US and Philippine troops wrap up exercises.
Eight Abu Sayyaf were killed during fighting on Jolo Island over the weekend. Philippine forces claim Abu Sayyaf leader Albader Parad was killed in Sulu. Security is being increased at US military bases after the weekend fighting.
Six Islamists were killed and 13 Marines wounded in a battle on Jolo Island. One report claims the six killed were members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), while another claims they were Abu Sayyaf. MLNF has sheltered Abu Sayyaf fighters and allowed them to establish training camps.