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Kidnapped Al-Arabiya reporter walks free in Philippines

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A reporter with the Pan-Arab Al-Arabiya news channel has walked free from the southern Philippines jungle 18 months after he was abducted by Islamist militants, Filipino police said late Wednesday. 

The Abu Sayyaf rebel group was founded with money from the Al Qaeda network to fight for an independent Islamic state on the remote island of Jolo

Bakr Atyani, a Jordanian, was found by a police patrol on the remote southern Philippine island of Jolo, more than 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) south of Manila, police in nearby Patikul town said.

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