Abu Sayyaf

Fourteen killed in clash between Philippine troops, Islamic militants

Fourteen people were killed in a clash between Philippine troops and Islamist militants holding captive a German national and more than 20 other hostages, the military said.

Three Indonesian hostages in Philippines released

Three Indonesians who had been held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf militant group in the Philippines have been released, local media reported Sunday. 

Islamist militants holding captive 12 foreign hostages in Philippines

Islamist militants in the southern Philippines are still holding captive 12 foreign hostages and four Filipinos, the military said Monday.

Islamist militants free three Indonesian hostages in Philippines

Islamist militants freed three Indonesian fishermen held captive for two months in the southern Philippines, the military said Sunday.

Islamist militants free Norwegian hostage in southern Philippines

Islamist militants on Saturday freed a Norwegian man held captive for almost one year in the southern Philippines, the military and a spokesman for the kidnappers said...

Two Indonesian hostages escape from Abu Sayyaf captors in Philippines

Two Indonesian sailors believed to have been abducted by Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines escaped Wednesday after almost two months in captivity, the military said.