Philippines confirms execution of Canadian hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants
Jun14

Philippines confirms execution of Canadian hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants

The Philippines on Tuesday confirmed the execution of a Canadian who had been held hostage by the al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf Islamist militant group on a remote southern island with three other people since September 2015. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in Toronto on Monday (Jun 13) that it appeared the second execution of a Canadian hostage by Abu Sayyaf in recent months had taken place. “We strongly condemn the...

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