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Seven soldiers killed in Philippines clashes

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 17:12

At least seven soldiers were killed and 13 injured Thursday in separate encounters with suspected Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines, an official said.

Two Philippine soldiers, five militants die in clashes

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 15:30

At least two Philippine Army soldiers and five Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in clashes on a southern island province, the military said on Saturday.

14 killed in new anti-terror Philippine offensive

Last Updated: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 16:39

US backed military offensives have crippled the Abu Sayyaf in recent years, but it remains a key security threat.

21 killed in clash of Filipino extremists, rebels

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 13:07

Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militants clashed fiercely with a larger rebel group they had long coexisted with, leaving at least 21 combatants dead in the southern Philippines, police said Monday.

Philippine troops clash with rebel, 7 dead

Last Updated: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 15:44

Abu Sayyaf militants killed 7 Philippine marines who were about to raid their jungle camp.

Philippine police capture two Abu Sayyaf militants

Last Updated: Thursday, August 26, 2010, 19:03

Philippine police said on Thursday they had captured two members of the Al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group wanted for high-profile kidnappings and a deadly ambush that killed 14 soldiers.

Philippine troops clash with Abu Sayyaf militants

Last Updated: Sunday, September 20, 2009, 15:46

Clashes erupted on Sunday in the southern Philippines when al Qaeda-linked militants resisted attempts by government forces to serve arrest warrants on three of their commanders.