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  • n  a small gang of terrorist thugs claiming to seek a separate Islamic state for the Muslim minority in the Philippines; uses bombing and assassination and extortion and kidnapping
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  • Philippine kidnap ordeal going into my book, says Jordanian
    A Jordanian TV reporter who was held for 18 months by Islamic militants in the Philippines said on Friday his ordeal would be added to a book he is writing on global 'hotspots'. Al-Arabiya reporter Bakr Atyani, who walked free from the hands of the Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group on Wednesday, also said he hoped to return to the Philippines despite his harrowing experience. The gaunt-looking ...
    Dec. 6, 2013 - AFP via Yahoo! News
  • Jordanian reporter recovering after Philippine kidnap ordeal
    Jolo (Philippines) (AFP) - A Jordanian TV reporter on Thursday described escaping captivity by Islamic militants in the southern Philippine jungle following an 18-month kidnap ordeal that saw him lose a third of his body weight. Looking gaunt and haggard, with his cheeks hollowed out, Bakr Atyani said from hospital that he sneaked out after his guards from the Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group ...
    Dec. 5, 2013 - AFP via Yahoo! News

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