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Government troops attacked an encampment of the al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group on Basilan island. In the ensuing clash, 16 militants and 20 troops were killed.




Police captured Hadjer Arasani, an Abu Sayyaf operative, during a raid in the city of Lamitan in Basilan province. Arasani was involved int he kidnapping of six Jehovah's Witnesses and the murder of a police officer.




Filipino rebels say talks at 'make or break' stage




Philippines may ask for US spy planes over S.China Sea




Jordanian journalist, Filipino TV crew missing in Jolo




US, Philippine leaders hail growing alliance




Panetta: Pentagon to shift warships to Pacific




Tracking Terror: Malaysian tells Philippine ordeal




Chinese media warns of war with Philippines




US triples military aid to Philippines in 2012




Philippines Role May Grow as US Adjusts Asia Strategy




Military reworking spy operations




Insurgents commanded by senior Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama killed three militiamen and wounded seven more in an ambush on Basilan island. The militia was attacked as it patrolled a rubber plantation. One insurgent was also killed.




Authorities arrested two Abu Sayyaf militants in Basilan province, Serham Akalan and Idris Anni. Akalan was linked to the killing of 14 soldiers in Al-Barka, and Anni was involved in kidnapping workers in Lantawan in 2001. The military estimates that Abu Sayyaf members number fewer than 400.




Police on Basilan island captured Ismael, a.k.a. Patah Hamjak, an Abu Sayyaf operative linked to beheadings, bombings, and a 2009 jailbreak. In Kidapawan, about 50 gunmen killed three people in a failed attempt to spring an Islamic militant from jail.




Bali attacks mastermind made bombs with home tools




To be abducted in the Philippines




Exclusive: US military seeks more access in Philippines




A look at major terror attacks in Southeast Asia




Philippine military kills wanted Jemaah Islamiyah, Abu Sayyaf operatives in airstrike

Zulkifli bin Hir, Abu Sayyaf commander Umbra Jumdail, and Muhamad Ali are among 15 terrorists killed in an airstrike in Sulu province, according to the military's Chief of Staff.