PHILIPPINES: ‘ Al-Qaeda-Linked Militants Threatened to Kill One of Two German Captives if Ransom not Paid’

#AceWorldNews – PHILIPPINES – October 03 – Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist militants in the Philippines have threatened to kill one of two German captives on October 17, Reuters reported.

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Philippine-terrorists-threaten-to-behead-hostages-in-support-of-Islamic-State-376569

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Philippine-terrorists-threaten-to-behead-hostages-in-support-of-Islamic-State-376569

Abu Sayyaf rebels captured the two Germans sailing on a yacht from the western island of Palawan island to the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah in April.

The militants are demanding a $5.6 million ransom and for Germany to stop supporting US-led air-strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.

The Germans are reportedly being held in the jungles of Jolo, a remote southern island. Germany has ruled out taking part in the air-strikes, but agreed to arm Kurdish fighters battling IS militants in Iraq.

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