Soldiers stand guard on a road as they are deployed to remote villages in Jolo

Soldiers stand guard on a road as they are deployed to remote villages in Jolo

Soldiers stand guard on a road as they are deployed to remote villages in Jolo, Sulu southern Philippines October 17, 2014.Al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants in the Philippines holding two Germans said on Friday they had received some of the ransom they had been demanding and would not kill one of the Germans as they had threatened to.The hostages, captured by militants of the Abu Sayyaf group in April from a yacht on the high seas, are being held in the interior of the remote island of Jolo, 600 miles (960 km) south of Manila. REUTERS/Stringer (PHILIPPINES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW POLITICS) - RTR4AK2H

April 21, 2017 5:01 PM (UTC+8)