ASG and the Sulu Sea

Abu Sayyaf remains a threat to shipping in region.

Why are maritime terrorists victimising sailors in the Sulu Sea?


Over the last five years, the ASEAN media have described the Sulu Sea as a hub of terror activities and said that unless piracy is stopped, the region could become the next Somalia of Southeast Asia

Last Thursday, two Indonesia sailors were reportedly freed from their Abu Sayyaf captors after a heavy firefight in Sulu between the Philippine security forces and dozens of kidnappers, believed to be members of the ISIS-inspired terror group.

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