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16 Jan 2019 | 10:38 AM UTC

Philippines: Foreign national kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants released Jan.15

Philippines News Alert

Security personnels rescue on January 15 a foreign national kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Sulu province in September 2018

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/16/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Sulu


Security forces during a security operation in a remote village of the Sulu province (southern Philippines) on January 15 released an Indonesian national kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants in September 2018.


Notorious for carrying out kidnappings, bombings, and beheadings in western Mindanao, the Abu Sayyaf group is still holding five foreigners in the Sulu province. For almost two decades, the Philippine security forces have been trying to defeat and neutralize this violent and mafia-like group.


As a reminder, authorities advise against all travel to western and central Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago due to the risk of terrorist activity and clashes between the military and insurgent groups. Individuals are advised to adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.


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