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The long hunt for Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Day and night for the past three years, an unprecedented number of the world’s spies have zeroed in on a patch of Iraq and Syria to hunt for one man. Their target, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State terrorist group, has eluded them all. But only just. By – Martin Chulov The most wanted man on the planet has ...

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Duterte says if Islamic State comes to Philippines, forget human rights

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Monday that Islamic State militants driven out of Syria and Iraq could set up in his country, and if that happened he would forego human rights obligations to keep his people safe. Duterte said the southern Philippine province of Mindanao was already a hotbed of rebellion and banditry and he was worried about “looming ...

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German sailors abducted, killed in Philippines By Islamic Militants

Islamic militants who specialise in kidnappings-for-ransom have reported killing a German sailor and abducting her elderly male companion from their yacht in waters off the southern Philippines, the military said Monday. A commander from the Abu Sayyaf group, which has earnt many millions of dollars by kidnapping foreigners and beheaded others after ransoms demands were not met, claimed responsibility for ...

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VIDEO-Abu Sayyaf hostages in Philippines make video plea

Image copyrightEPAImage captionAfter the killing of Canadian John Ridsdel the Philippine military launched an offensive against Abu Sayyaf Three hostages being held by militants in the Philippines have appeared in a video pleading for their governments to meet the captors’ demands. The Canadian, Norwegian and Filipino men are being held by Abu Sayyaf, the Islamist militant separatists who last week ...

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