Malaysian hostage released by Philippine kidnappers: Reports

Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf militants have released a Malaysian man who was abducted in June, following lengthy negotiations involving mediators from both countries, Malaysian media reported on Thursday.

Swiss man kidnapped in 2012 rescued in Philippines: Military

A Swiss man kidnapped by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines nearly three years ago was rescued on Saturday during a gunbattle between soldiers and his abductors, the military said.

Seven soldiers killed in Philippines clashes

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

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

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

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

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

Philippine troops clash with Abu Sayyaf militants

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.