Abu Sayyaf groups kills another Canadian hostage
June 13, Manila: The Abu Sayyaf group has beheaded another Canadian hostage held on a southern Philippine island after ransom demands apparently were not met, reports said.
Robert Hall was confirmed dead on Monday by a military source who spoke on condition of anonymity prior to the official announcement, Al Jazeera reports.
In late April, the severed head of Canadian hostage John Ridsdel was found on the streets of Samal Island in the southern Philippines.
Ridsdel, , 68, was kidnapped along with Hall and Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad and Filipina Marites Flor, and the Abu Sayaaf had been demanding ransom for their release.
Abu Sayyaf, which is considered a "terrorist" organisation by Canada and other Western countries, emerged in the early 1990s as an offshoot of a separatist rebellion by minority Moro Muslims in the predominantly Roman Catholic nation's south, according to reports.
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