Philippine troops rescue Malaysian taken by Abu Sayyaf

Philippine troops rescue Malaysian taken by militants off eastern Sabah
Raul Dancel
MANILA – Philippine security forces have rescued a Malaysian seized by Islamist militants four months ago along with two Indonesians off eastern Sabah.
The military’s Western Mindanao Command disclosed on Friday (April 5) that Mr Jari bin Abdullah, 24, was rescued following a clash at around 4pm on Thursday (April 4) between a Marine unit and the militants holding him on Simisa island, in the southern province of Sulu. Mr Jari was left for dead after his captors deliberately shot him while trying to escape.
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Abu Sayyaf Group
File image of Abu Sayyaf Group terrorists and hostages.

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