A British man and his wife who were kidnapped by an Islamist militant group in the Philippines have been rescued by soldiers.

Allan and Wilma Hyrons, were abducted at gunpoint from the resort they ran in southern Philippines on October 4 by members of Abu Sayyaf.

Following their rescue they are being looked after at a military camp and a photograph issued by the army shows the couple unharmed and celebrating their freedom with a hot drink.

Abu Sayyaf is a group that operates in the Sulu Archipelago and has links to ISIS.

It is believed to be behind at least five suicide bombings in the region in the past 16…

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