Tag: ASG

  • ASG behind kidnappings

    Men confirmed as being held by ASG. Indonesian crew held by Abu Sayyaf in Sulu The Philippines’ military confirmed Sunday that seven Indonesians abducted from a tugboat earlier this week […]

  • Indonesian crew kidnapped

    More crew kidnapped, Abu Sayyaf Group suspected. Indonesia hostages spark security concerns It’s the fourth time this year that crew members on Indonesian boats travelling through essential trade routes in […]

  • ASG releases hostages

    ASG finally releases men. Terrorist Group Releases Four Tug Crewmembers Philippine military officials have confirmed that four Malaysian tug crewmembers held by the Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf have been […]

  • Trilateral patrols in the Sulu Sea

    Hopes aren’t high. Trilateral patrols in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seas: Don’t expect too much Ristian Supriyanto Notoriously described as the ‘terrorist transit triangle’ (T3), the Sulu-Sulawesi Seas have recaptured global attention […]

  • Abu Sayyaf a major terror threat?

    The resurgent Abu Sayyaf terrorist group is flying the Isis flag in the Philippines – but not everyone is convinced by their posturing. Does Abu Sayyaf pose a major terror […]

  • ASEAN nations sign accord

    The 10th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Joint Declaration laid out the ASEAN countries’ commitment to promoting regional peace and security.   ASEAN defence ministers sign joint declaration on combating terrorism […]

  • Joint patrol progress

    Slow progress in patrols. Indonesia considering South China Sea patrols with Malaysia, Philippines: Military chief By Saifulbahri Ismail JAKARTA: Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines may conduct joint patrols in parts […]

  • ASEAN marsec concerns

    Fears piracy and militancy could spread. After Sayyaf kidnaps Indon sailors, Indon defense chief: No Somalia-like piracy in ASEAN waters JAKARTA — Indonesia’s Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has urged ASEAN […]

  • Celebes Sea Cooperation

    What models can Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines follow for their new trilateral maritime cooperation? A Quest for Best Practices: Trilateral Cooperation on Maritime Security in the Celebes Sea By […]

  • Abu Sayyaf release 4 hostages

    Militant group frees hostages. Abu Sayyafs release 4 Indonesian hostages The four Indonesian sailors who were seized by Abu Sayyaf bandits off Semporna, Sabah, were released Wednesday in the province […]