Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia to join forces vs Abus

By Edith Regalado
The rise of sea hijackings involving the Abu Sayyaf has prompted Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia to agree on measures to coordinate patrols to secure the region’s busy waterways. However, coordinated patrols are yet to get underway.
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia will jointly pursue the Abu Sayyaf as an international terrorist group, President Duterte said.
Duterte stressed the need for the three countries to join forces and strengthen border patrol to prevent the Abu Sayyaf from kidnapping foreigners.
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