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Philippines says arrests militant in the south

A fugitive Muslim militant, among members of Abu Sayyaf rebels who had beheaded a captive American tourist in the southern Philippines in 2001, was arrested in the south, army officials said on Saturday. Major Eugene Batara, an army spokesman, said Annik Abbas was on a motorcycle when soldiers stopped him at a checkpoint near Tuburan town on the southern island of Basilan late on Friday. “Abbas was among Abu Sayyaf who kidnapped 20 American and Filipino tourists from a resort island on Palawan in 2001. We have information he took part in the beheading of American tourist Guillermo Sobero on Basilan.” Full Story

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