Why are maritime terrorists victimising sailors in the Sulu Sea?

Over the last five years, the Sulu Sea has been described as a hub of terror activities and suggested that unless piracy is stopped, the region could become the next Somalia of Southeast Asia.

Last Thursday, two Indonesia sailors were reportedly freed from their Abu Sayyaf captors after a heavy firefight in Sulu between the Philippine security forces and dozens of kidnappers, believed to be members of the ISIS-inspired terror group.

The Indonesian sailors were identified as Sawal Maryam and Sarapudding Koni, who were abducted in November 2016 on board a cargo ship sailing off the waters between Sabah and the Southern Philippines.

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