Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines ASEAN

Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

Three Indonesian fishermen abducted by members of an Islamist group have been freed 18 months after they were abducted in waters off the southern Philippines, the Philippine military said on September 16.
Abu Sayyaf group holds 10 hostages in Philippines World

Abu Sayyaf group holds 10 hostages in Philippines

The Abu Sayyaf militant group is holding 10 hostages, including a Dutch national, three Indonesians and six Filipinos, said Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the military’s Joint Task Force, on March 27.
Philippines warns of gunmen’s return to Marawi World

Philippines warns of gunmen’s return to Marawi

The Philippine army on February 23 warned that gunmen ousted from the southern Philippine city of Marawi months ago are yet to abandon their objective to create a caliphate in Southeast Asia.
Philippines rescues all hostages held in Marawi World

Philippines rescues all hostages held in Marawi

Filipino government forces have rescued all hostages held by the pro-Islamic States (IS) militants that took over southern Marawi city for five months, Colonel Romeo Brawner told a press conference on October 22.
Philippines declares early liberation of Marawi city World

Philippines declares early liberation of Marawi city

The government armed forces will liberate the southern Marawi city in a few days, announced General Eduardo Ano, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, in a televised press conference on October 16.
Philippine army: Marawi battle to end soon World

Philippine army: Marawi battle to end soon

The Philippine army announced on October 15 that its military operation to retake the southern city of Marawi from Maute militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) will end soon.