Abu threat to behead hostage called a bluff

ZAMBOANGA CITY—The Abu Sayyaf’s threat to behead one of the three kidnapped workers of the International Committee of the Red Cross was just a “gimmick,” a source involved in the ground operation said Wednesday.

They issued the threat to buy time and negotiate for a ransom, said the source, one of the recognized militia leaders in Sulu.[Read Full Story]

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