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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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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.




Abu Sayyaf fighters killed three people and wounded nine more in a bombing on the southern island of Jolo. The blast took place near a school.




Soldiers killed five Abu Sayyaf fighters and overran their mountain camp in the town of Sumisip in Basilan. Two soldiers were also killed during a three-hour-long firefight with more than 30 Abu Sayyaf fighters.




Philippine Muslim rebel commander forms own armed faction, rejects peace talks




Manila bus bomb similar to devices used in restive south




Four people were killed and 14 more were wounded in a bus bombing in the capital of Manila. A senior military commander said al Qaeda-linked groups Jemaah Islamiyah, Abu Sayyaf, Rajah Solaiman Movement, and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front are operating in the capital area.




Philippine Rangers killed two Abu Sayyaf fighters and detained another during operations in the town of Tipo-tipo in Basilan province. The military estimates Abu Sayyaf has 340 fighters in its ranks.