Abu Sayyaf

Philippines

ISIS expands its global battlefield to the Philippines

Tim Hume
5.26.17
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VICE Staff
4.12.17
war and conflict

Philippine president warns that terrorists could 'really kill' American troops

"Americans, they will really kill them, they will try to kidnap them to get ransom," Rodrigo Duterte said of Islamic State affiliate Abu Sayyaf in a speech on Monday.
Hilary Beaumont
9.12.16
asia & pacific

Abu Sayyaf is now vowing to behead a Norwegian hostage in the Philippines

The Filipino militant group has already beheaded two Canadians who were held hostage alongside Kjartan Sekkingstad. "There is no more ultimatum, we are going to behead this Norwegian anytime today," a spokesman told the Mindanao Inquirer.
Hilary Beaumont
7.4.16
asia & pacific

Body of Canadian hostage Robert Hall reportedly found by Philippine troops

Philippine soldiers believe they have dug up the body of Canadian hostage Robert Hall, who was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf militants last month after a June 13 ransom deadline lapsed.
VICE News
7.2.16
Philippines

This is what it’s like to be held hostage by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines

Five years ago, Warren Rodwell was kidnapped by the Islamist militants who held him hostage for 472 days. He shed light on what it's like to live under constant threat, and the people who were his caretakers.
Hilary Beaumont
6.15.16
war and conflict

Second Canadian Hostage Executed by Islamic State Affiliate in the Philippines

"It is with deep sadness that I have reason to believe that a Canadian citizen, Robert Hall, held hostage in the Philippines since September 21, 2015, has been killed by his captors," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.
Hilary Beaumont
6.13.16
war and conflict

Trudeau Convinces G7 to Oppose Ransoms, as the Multi-Billion Dollar Kidnapping Industry Booms

Canada is refusing to pay ransom to the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf, but that doesn't mean there's not an effort to pay the terrorist group.
Hilary Beaumont
5.28.16
war and conflict

As Clock Ticks on Hostages Held By Abu Sayyaf, Canada to Raise Ransom Issue at G7 Talks

A "final message" video released this weekend by the Filipino militants demands a ransom payment for one of two remaining Canadian hostages, Robert Hall.
Hilary Beaumont
5.24.16
asia & pacific

The Next President of the Philippines Promises 'Double Hanging' the Worst Criminals

In his first policy pronouncements since unofficially winning the Filipino presidency, Rodrigo "The Punisher" Duterte also said he would order police to shoot dead suspects who resisted arrest.
VICE News and Reuters
5.16.16
war and conflict

Filipino Jihadists Who Beheaded Canadian Hostage Vow to Execute Another If Ransom Not Paid

In a new video, Canadian Robert Hall and Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad say they will be murdered by their captors if a $16-million ransom is not paid by June 13, at 3 pm.
VICE News
5.16.16
americas

Beheaded Hostage Triggers Debate Over Whether Governments Should Pay Ransoms

After Canadian John Ridsdel was beheaded by Filipino jihadists Abu Sayyaf, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed that under no circumstances would Canada make ransom payments to terrorist groups.
Tamara Khandaker
5.3.16
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