Philippines - abductions (kidnap-for-ransom) and piracy events

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Freed Abu Sayyaf captive says ransom was paid.

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Freed Sayyaf captive says ransom paid
By: Julie Alipala - Reporter / @alipalajulieINQ
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:17 AM November 05, 2018

ZAMBOANGA CITY — A recently-freed Abu Sayyaf captive said presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza had helped facilitate his release and that his family paid an “undetermined” amount of ransom for his freedom.

Jose Duterte, 66, a farmer, said he was freed by his captors on Nov. 1 around 1:30 p.m. at Barangay Kandayok, Panamao town, in Sulu after Dureza negotiated for his release.

Duterte and his wife, Jessica, were taken from their home at Barangay Santa Maria, Siocon town, Zamboanga del Norte in March 2017.

In an interview on Friday, Duterte admitted his family paid some amount for the release of Jessica on Aug. 21 last year.

Dureza role

Duterte, who was held for more than 20 months, also said he had not been rescued but released by his captors after Dureza negotiated for him.

Maj. Gen. Arnel dela Vega, head of the Western Mindanao Command, said he was not aware of any ransom being paid as the military continued to abide by the no-ransom policy.

“We have an existing policy against paying any ransom,” he said.

But Duterte said ransom had been paid for the release of the group’s other captives.

Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1050373/freed-sayyaf-captive-says-ransom-paid#ixzz5W9pwOJCo
 

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As threats from militant jihadist movements in Southeast Asia grow and evolve, SITE has launched a new monitoring service to provide reporting and analysis of jihadist activity, rhetoric, and trends emerging from the region. Search - Southeast Asia | SITE Enterprise SITE Intel Group on Twitter

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Information includes:
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A recent example of Indonesian Islamic State (IS/ISIS) supporters discussing the best route to travel to the island of Sulu to join IS here: Indonesian IS Supporters Discuss Route to Philippines to Join IS

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Freed Abu Sayyaf captive said Dutch kidnapped in 2012 still in ASG hands, but didn't report seeing three Indonesians and one Malaysian abducted from Sabah waters in Sept and Nov 2018 and taken to Sulu. Quite strange, unless they're held in a separate location(s). Paweł Wójcik on Twitter
 

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Kelompok Abu Sayyaf Sandera WNI Kelompok Abu Sayyaf Sandera WNI

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Reported by The Star, Friday (4/1), the Indonesian citizen in the video was identified as Samsul Sangunim, who is a fishing crew. Mentioned, Samsul was kidnapped and held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf group from Gaya Island waters in Semporna, Malaysia, since September 11, 2018.
 

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2. High-profile Malaysian militants Dr Mahmud Ahmad (pic, right) & Amin Baco (left) were removed from most wanted list despite lack of official death confirmations, @Esscom_Times chief Hazani Ghazali told me. Why? They have their own strategy, which he wouldn't share just yet. Zam Yusa on Twitter IMG_20190108_233852.jpg IMG_20190108_233900.jpg
 
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3. @Esscom_Times added 6 new names to its wanted list - Salip Mura Kayawan, Sibih Pisih, Titing Alihasan @ Iyot Panday, Roger Saji, Long Sahirin & Jul Aksan Abdurajan Halimaw. Salip Mura reportedly prowled Tawi-Tawi for kidnap victims on Dec 21. They pure pirates / militants too? Zam Yusa on TwitterIMG_20190108_233641.jpg
 

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Some background on Ben Tatoh.

He beheaded a Canadian hostage in 2016.

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more on #abusayyaf execution of #Ridsdel, say he was killed at 3.45 p.m. by jihadist Ben Tatoh Sawadjaan in Lower Sinumaan. Patikul town
 

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Ben Tatoh was confirmed as still alive and on the run in 2017 by the Canadians
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'CBC sources confirm that Ben Tatoh Sawadjaan, the man who beheaded Ridsdel and Hall' also known 'Boy Tattoo' is still on the loose.'
 
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