3 Abu Sayyaf members surrender to military in Sulu

THREE members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) surrendered to authorities in Sulu on Friday, a military official said.

Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of Joint Task Force Sulu, said in his report that the surrender at Barangay (village) Bulibangao, Tongkil was facilitated by the 545th Engineering Command Battalion and the Philippine Coast Guard in Western Mindanao.

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Source: http://www.manilatimes.net/

Dozens of migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Libyan coast guards on Wednesday rescued 74 illegal immigrants, including women and children, on a rubber boat off the western shores of the country, according to a medical source.

“A patrol of the Libyan Coast Guards and the western Ports Security rescued 74 illegal immigrants, including 22 women and 4 children, who were on board a broken rubber boat off the coast of the western city of Zawiya,” Amir Jamal Al-Bishti of the international medical committee of EU told Xinhua.

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Mozambique: Mocimboa DA Praia – 52 People Arrested

Maputo — The Mozambican police on Tuesday announced the arrests of 52 people in connection with the armed islamist attack against the town of Mocimboa da Praia, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, last Thursday.

At a Maputo press briefing, the spokesperson for the General Command of the police, Inacio Dina, said that, despite the large number of arrests, only four firearms and 100 rounds of ammunition had been seized.

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Source: http://allafrica.com/

Military heats up battle in Libya as Islamic State militants seek refuge


The U.S. military is ramping up operations and bombing raids against the Islamic State in Libya, where the terrorist group’s fighters have increasingly found refuge as their territorial base shrinks in Syria and Iraq.

U.S.-backed militias largely crushed the Islamic State’s Libya operation in late 2015, but signs that the group is gaining a new foothold in the North African nation began emerging last month. Images of Islamic State fighters moving through the vast deserts around their former stronghold in Libya’s northern coastal city of Sirte circulated through the terrorist group’s social media and online propaganda sites in mid-September.

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Esscom submits proposal paper for sea checkpoint to Attorney-General

LAHAD DATU: A proposal paper to set up a sea checkpoint centre at the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) has been submitted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers to be reviewed, said Commander of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) DCP Datuk Hazani Ghazali.

He said subsequently, the paper would be tabled in parliament before it is gazetted and implemented at the sea routes in Esszone, including for merchant’s vessels.

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Source: http://www.thesundaily.my/

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US will expand military to military relations with SL: Admiral Swift

The US look forward to the expansion of their military to military relations with Sri Lanka through military exercises, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift said.

He said U.S. Pacific Fleet forces joined the Sri Lanka Navy in Trincomalee as part of Exercise CARAT 2017 last week and activities like CARAT, both from an interoperability perspective and from a perspective of building trust and cooperation to address multilateral challenges.

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Nigerian Navy Bans Embarked Security Teams

BIMCO and INTERTANKO met with Rear Admiral Osondo, Nigerian Navy’s Head of Standards and Transformation who was directed to brief the Nigerian Chief of Naval Staff on issues related to security in Nigerian waters. In his briefing, the Admiral expanded on the steps taken by the Nigerian Navy to effectively police its waters; they have started to station floating operating bases in the Delta and, coupled with a new monitoring process supplied by the US Navy, are able to interdict pirates at a very early stage.

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Alex Waite talks to Dockwalk on Robust and Intelligence approaches to protecting Superyachts and the Lifestyle

This month’s edition of Dockwalk features a poignant section on yacht security (SECURITY 2.0) as a standalone subject in a busy world.

MAST’s Alex Waite met up to talk to the team on how and what in our opinion makes for a robust and intelligent approach to protect protecting SuperYachts and the Lifestyle

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