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Dead or alive in Mindanao




Jurail Bagsik, a suspected follower of slain Abu Sayyaf leader Khaddafy Janjalani, was arrested in the southern province of Basilan. Indonesia's foreign minister, in Manila for an official visit, has expressed concern over the continuing smuggling of firearms between Indonesia and the Philippines.




US teenager escapes Islamist captors and wanders barefoot through jungle for two days




Philippines: Changing face of terror




A 14-year-old American boy who had been held hostage was released by his captors on Basilan island; he was kidnapped along with his mother and cousin five months ago. Abu Sayyaf is suspected in the kidnappings. Earlier this week, a 53-year-old Australian man was kidnapped from his home near Basilan.





Police and intelligence officers captured Hussein Ahaddin, an al Qaeda-linked bomber, suspected in at least six attacks, including a 2002 karaoke bar explosion that killed an American Green Beret and a hotel blast this week that killed three people. Police officials said Ahaddin was captured in a remote Zamboanga village called Muti after an antiterror group tracked him down and seized him late Tuesday.




The al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf Group is responsible for yesterday's bombing that killed three people and injured 27 others. The bombing took place during a wedding at a hotel in Zamboanga City.




Philippines, Muslim Rebels to Continue Peace Talks




The military has launched an offensive against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the south, threatening peace talks. MILF fighters killed four soldiers and three policemen in an ambush in Zamboanga Sibugay province.




Soldiers captured two members of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Zamboanga Sibugay. MILF expelled commander Ameril Umbra Kato, who formed the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement.




Thirteen suspected Abu Sayyaf Group fighters and an officer and a marine were killed during fighting in Sulu. The Abu Sayyaf fighters attacked troops guarding a construction project in the southern province.




Security forces captured Abu Sayyaf commander Jurri Hamsiraji after a firefight in the southern Philippines. Hamsiraji served under a slain Abu Sayyaf leader who was known as Commander Robot.




Security forces killed three Abu Sayyaf fighters during a clash in the village of Etub-Etubin Basilan province. The remaining members of the 20-man-strong unit under the command of Abdulbaki Ismanul fled on boats.




10 years after 9/11: Lessons from the Philippines

While some officials have declared 'victory' against al Qaeda, lessons from the Philippines show that the next defeat can come from the jaws of victory.


A spokesman for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front said that terrorist Abdul Basit Usman has been seen with the forces of dissident MILF leader Ameril Umbra Kato. Usman, who is linked to both the Abu Sayyaf Group and Jemaah Islamiyah, is wanted by the US. Security forces captured an Abu Sayyaf fighter in Basilan.




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New hope, new fear for Mindanao




The Moro Islamic Liberation Front expelled a commander just hours before negotiations with the government began. MILF said it would not provide support to Ameril Ombra Kato, the leader of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.