June 13, 2016
lol ISIS is in the Philippines now.
A Canadian held by the Islamist group Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines has been killed, media reports say.
Robert Hall was kidnapped in September along with three other hostages from Canada, the Philippines and Norway.
Mr Hall was killed on Monday after a deadline for a ransom expired, security sources told Canadian broadcaster CBC and Philippine news website Rappler.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he believed it was “likely” that Mr Hall had been killed by his captors.
“It is with deep sadness that I have reason to believe that a Canadian citizen, Robert Hall, held hostage in the Philippines since September 21, 2015, has been killed by his captors,” Mr Trudeau said in a statement.
Abu Sayyaf had previously demanded a multi-million dollar ransom.
The Philippine and Canadian governments are opposed to paying ransoms for hostages.
Instead, the Philippines have launched military operations against the militant group.