June 7, 2002: Rescue attempt of a US missionary couple taken hostage in the Philippines
Report on the latest of the Philippines hostage crisis in 2002.
Fifteen years ago this month, then-President George W. Bush responded to 9/11 by publicly placing 22 top terrorists on an FBI most wanted list. In the decade and half since, more of the original list of fugitives have been killed than caught, while several remain on the run — including two senior
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants the small number of U.S. special operations forces in the Philippines to leave the country. In 2002, the U.S. began a mission on the southern island of Mindanao to support Philippine forces fighting the al-Qaeda-affiliated Abu Sayyaf group . The
Canadian Robert Hall was forced at gunpoint to announce the date of his own death. In a video released last month, Hall said, “I am told to tell you that on June 13 at 3 p.m., I will be murdered if [ Abu Sayyaf ’s] demands are not met.” Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist organization based in the Philippines
In one month a Western hostage will be killed by an extremist Islamic group in the Philippines unless a hefty ransom is paid – a horrific ultimatum that is testing the mettle of the leaders of three countries who have already seen the group murder another hostage. The countdown was announced in a
Abu Sayyaf , an Islamist terrorist group that allegedly beheaded a Canadian hostage this week, had designs on kidnapping Manny Pacquiao , Philippines president Benigno Aquino III said Wednesday. Abu Sayyaf militants, seeking independence for a province in the southern Philippines, also wanted to
Bordered By Countries With Significant Terror Threat, Malaysia for the Most Part Untouched
THOUSANDS TRAPPED AS EUROPEAN FREEZE CONTINUES Around 11,500 Serbians are trapped in remote villages by heavy snow, as Authorities tell Dragana Jovanovic that food supplies and medicine are being delivered by choppers or sledges in Serbia, and about 70 people have so far been evacuated....
An American teenage boy outsmarted the members of a suspected al Qaeda-linked militants, escaping after five months of being held hostage in a jungle in the Philippines. Kevin Lunsmann, 14, was lost for nearly two days, roaming without shoes, before he was found by villagers, according to The