Philippines condemns 'barbaric beheading' of German hostage

Philippines condemns 'barbaric beheading' of German hostageBy Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines and Germany condemned on Monday the beheading of an elderly German captive by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants who posted a video of the killing after a deadline for a $600,000 ransom passed. The video showed a machete-wielding militant behead Jurgen Kantner. Jesus Dureza, presidential adviser on the Philippine peace process, said officials had exhausted all efforts to save Kantner, 70, who was held on the tiny southern island of Jolo.


Related Posts

  • Philippine troops recover remains of beheaded German hostage5 March, 2017 Philippine troops recover remains of beheaded German hostage Philippine soldiers have found the remains of a German man who was beheaded by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants last week, a military official said late on Saturday, Both the head and body of Jurgen Kantner were recovered while the troops wer...
  • German hostage beheaded by Philippine Islamists: govt27 February, 2017 German hostage beheaded by Philippine Islamists: govt Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded a 70-year-old German hostage they were holding for ransom, Manila officials said Monday, as Berlin condemned the murder as "unscrupulous and inhumane". The Abu Sayyaf group, blamed for the worst terro...
  • Body of beheaded German hostage found: Philippines5 March, 2017 Body of beheaded German hostage found: Philippines The body of an elderly German hostage who was beheaded by Islamic militants has been found, the Philippine government said on Sunday. The Abu Sayyaf, a kidnap-for-ransom network that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, murdered Jurgen K...
  • U.S. to promote 'universal access' to fossil fuels at climate talks12 November, 2017 U.S. to promote 'universal access' to fossil fuels at climate talks By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States hopes to promote wider use of fossil fuels at a global meeting on climate change next week, a White House official said, reflecting the gaping divide between Washington and the rest of the ...
  • Islamic State pushing for Asian links, expansion, Philippines says26 January, 2017 Islamic State pushing for Asian links, expansion, Philippines says By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has received intelligence that shows closer links between domestic militants and Islamic State, its defense minister said on Thursday, adding weight to worries that Middle East extremists are building...

Leave a Reply

Read the original at Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines.