Number of evacuees rise as Sulu hostage crisis continues »

Number of evacuees rise as Sulu hostage crisis continues

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/ BP Garcia –-The number of displaced persons brought about by the on going hostage crisis involving two humanitarian workers that remain captive in the hands of the Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu have grown to more than 7,000 individuals. The Sulu Area Coordinating Center (ACC) reported to the National Disaster Coordinating Council […]

TF ICRC contemplates on ‘Final Option’ »

TF ICRC contemplates on ‘Final Option’

JOLO, SULU, Philippines/ Roland Ramos– The crisis committee overseeing the hostage crisis of two remaining International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is contemplating the use of Final Option. “We have that option by now,” said Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan, Chairman, Crisis Management Committee. The seeming impatience stemmed from the “forum shopping” by the Abu […]

Troops seize explosives cache in Sulu »

Troops seize explosives cache in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/BP Garcia-– The government forces have aborted the planned bombing operations of the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf bandits after combined police and marine troops managed to seized a cache of explosive materials in the island province of Sulu, where the bandits are still holding captive two humanitarian workers. Lt. Col. Edgard Arevalo, military spokesman […]

Sulu Governor: ICRC hostage crisis in a stand off »

Sulu Governor: ICRC hostage crisis in a stand off

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/ BP Garcia –-Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan there is a stand off “at the moment” in Indanan town where the Abu Sayyaf bandits are still holding captive two personnel from the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). In the hands of the Jemaah Islamiyah-supported Abu Sayyaf bandits are hostages Andreas Notter, […]

Talks continue, but release of ICRC hostages remain uncertain »

Talks continue, but release of ICRC hostages remain uncertain

PROVINCIAL CAPITOL, Patikul, Sulu, Philippines /Roland Ramos—The provincial government of Sulu continues to talk with the Abu Sayyaf holding two remaining hostages from the International Committee of the Red Cross with high spirit but remains uncertain on how to resolve the demands of the terrorist group and how soon a release be effected.     […]

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