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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.




APNewsBreak: Libyan Activists Storm Manila Embassy




'Top Secret America': A look at the military's Joint Special Operations Command




Bali terror suspect could serve only a few years




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.




US focuses 'more attention' on Islamic radicalism in RI




Two men who were planting a bomb on a road in the southern Philippines were killed in a premature detonation. The chief of police speculated that the bomb was intended to disrupt talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.




Marines claimed they killed three Abu Sayyaf fighters during a clash in the town of Patikul in Sulu province. The clash took place near where two Marines were beheaded by Abu Sayyaf fighters last month.




Philippine leader gave new hope for peace: Rebels




President Aquino met with Al Haj Murad Ibrahim, the leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, in Tokyo. Abu Sayyaf kidnapped a midwife in Barangay Tagbak.




Seven Marines and 13 Abu Sayyaf fighters were killed during heavy fighting near the town of Pakitul in Sulu province. Abu Sayyaf beheaded two of the Marines.




Militant's road ends in Pakistan




Police arrested Ricardo Ayeras, a founding member of the Rajah Solaiman Movement, a group of Christian converts to Islam that has allied with Islamist terror groups. Ayeras was arrested and released two times, in January and August 2007, and accused police of torture.