Abu Sayyaf beheads ex-Philippine soldier in Basilan

By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines: Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf terrorists have beheaded a retired Philippine army soldier who was abducted Monday in the southern island province of Basilan, a military official said Wednesday. Col. Juvymax Uy, commander of Joint Task Force Basilan, said in a statement the body and severed head of retired master […]

31 Philippine soldiers injured in clash with Islamic militants

At least 31 Philippine soldiers, including two military officers, have been wounded in fresh clash with Muslim militants in the southern Philippine Sulu province, the military said Monday. Col. Cirilito Sobejana of the Philippine Army said that a lieutenant colonel and a lieutenant were among those hit by shrapnel from explosives fired by more than […]