Abu Sayyaf Group

Type: Organization
Name: Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG, Al Harakat al Islamiyya)
Nationality: Philippines
Fact Sheet: Fact Sheet for Abu Sayyaf Group
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

AFP mulls options on German hostages

MANILA, Philippines - The military is studying its options to rescue two Germans kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf.“We are trying to analyze the situation...rescue or negotiations,” Armed Forces chief Gen. Gregorio Catapang Jr. told reporters at Camp Aguinaldo ... [Published Philippine Star - 1 hour ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

ASIA/PHILIPPINES - A Jesuit: "A network of solidarity against the network of terror"

Davao (Agenzia Fides) - "The network of Islamic jihadism and its international implications should be kept under strict control in the southern Philippines" says to Fides Agency the Jesuit Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ, Director of the Institute for dialogue at ... [Published Agenzia Fides - 5 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 4 reports

Abu Sayyaf gunmen threaten to kill hostage

THE wife of abducted fish breeder Chan Sai Chuin fears that his life is now in real danger.Abu Sayyaf gunmen holding the 32-year-old at an undisclosed location in Jolo island are getting impatient and are demanding that ransom be paid immediately for ... [Published Brunei Times - 15 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 2 reports

Family of 3 slain, torched

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A couple and their 11-year-old son were found burned in a makeshift kiln in a remote village in Isabela City, Basilan Monday.The bodies of Rotillo Gonzaga, 57; his wife Lucia, and their son Virgilio were found by their landlord, ... [Published Philippine Star - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 4 reports

‘Top terrorist behind ISIS recruitment’

11:50 pmby ANTHONY VARGAS AND JERRY ADLAW CORRESPONDENTSZulkifli bin Abdul Hir alias Marwan, a notorious but elusive member of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) and a noted bomb expert, is reportedly among the four militants who are actively recruiting Filipino Muslims ... [Published Manila Times - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 3 reports

Task force should probe ISIS recruitment in Philippines, solon says

The American Intelligence sector mentioned that ISIS recruitment among Filipinos is possible.MANILA, Philippines - Attempts by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to recruit followers from the Philippines should not be ignored, Muntinlupa City ... [Published Philippine Star - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 2 reports

ISIS' allure causes worry in Southeast Asia

Terrorism analysts are increasingly concerned that volunteers could import the organization's violent ideology, or inspire supporters back home to carry out deadly attacksA file photo showing Abu Sayyaf senior leader Isnilon Hapilon pledging allegiance ... [Published Rappler - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Gov't gives ultimatum to finish Abu Sayyaf activities

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said they have laid an ultimatum to finish off the activities of the Abu Sayyaf group following the spate of terror attacks, including high-profile kidnapping of the militants in this part ... [Published Philippine Star - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 8 reports

Philippine extremists threaten Malaysian captive

Philippine extremists are threatening to kill a Malaysian captive after his family failed to raise ransom money, a news report said Tuesday. The wife of Chan Sai Chiun, 32, said the Abu Sayyaf rebels holding her husband expressed their impatience over ... [Published VOCFM - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 2 reports

No ISIS in ARMM, says Gov. Hataman

Like and/or Share This Article: [embedded content]COTABATO CITY, Philippines – Governor Mujiv Hataman, the regional governor of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARRM), said that there is no recruitment for the Islamic State group in his area, ... [Published Kicker Daily News - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 2 reports

German captives plead to be set free in southern Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Two Germans being held by an Islamist group in the southern Philippines appealed to the Philippine and German governments to secure their release through a message on local radio on Monday, days after the militants threatened to kill ... [Published Yahoo! News UK and Ireland - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 3 reports

German captives plead to be set free in southern Philippines

MANILA, Sept 29 ( ) - Two Germans being held by anIslamist group in the southern Philippines appealed to thePhilippine and German governments to secure their releasethrough a message on local radio on Monday, days after themilitants threatened to kill ... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 29 2014]

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Davao (Agenzia Fides) - "The network of Islamic jihadism and its international implications should be kept under strict control in the southern Philippines" says to Fides Agency the Jesuit Fr...
"There is no such threat (ISIS). Ang [concern] namin ay 'yung madumog sya ng tao e. Bababa sya . (Our concern is the way people will mob him when he gets out of his vehicle.) The people really like him very much" said Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr
"We cannot ignore these reports. We have to remember the history of the Abu Sayaff... And they were together with Osama Bin Laden with the Al Qaeda fighting the Russians. When the Afghan War was finished in 1989, those Filipinos who joined the war against Afghanistan imbued with the fundamentalism of the Al Qaeda came back to this country" Biazon said, adding that the group is still giving the government problems
"I cannot reveal the details (of deployment) but they are an augmentation to our current security forces in entire Western Mindanao" Guerrero added

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AFP mulls options on German hostages [Published Philippine Star - 1 hour ago]
Basilan bomb attacks, security stepped up [Published Manila Bulletin - 1 hour ago]
MILF faction won t give up arms, in talks wi... [Published Manila Standard Today - 2 hours ago]
Ransom or beheading? [Published Manila Bulletin - 2 hours ago]
ASIA/PHILIPPINES - A Jesuit: "A network of soli... [Published Agenzia Fides - 5 hours ago]
AFP studying options in rescuing German Abu cap... [Published Philippine Star - 8 hours ago]
No rescue ops yet for German hostages in Sulu –... [Published GMA News Online - 11 hours ago]
Hataman denies ISIS supporters in ARMM [Published Tempo - 11 hours ago]
Abu Sayyaf gunmen threaten to kill hostage [Published Brunei Times - 15 hours ago]
Military's biggest concern in Pope's PH visit? ... [Published Rappler - 17 hours ago]
Abu Sayyaf threatens to kill captive taken in S... [Published GMA News Online - 22 hours ago]
Family of 3 slain, torched [Published Philippine Star - Sep 30 2014]
SoKor bars five Pinoys over ties with militants [Published Manila Standard Today - Sep 30 2014]
‘Top terrorist behind ISIS recruitment’ [Published Manila Times - Sep 30 2014]
Abu Sayyaff threatens to kill Malaysian captive [Published Manila Times - Sep 30 2014]
Should ‘Occupy Central’ teach us what to do? [Published Manila Times - Sep 30 2014]
Task force should probe ISIS recruitment in Phi... [Published Philippine Star - Sep 30 2014]
AFP eyes deployment of add’l Marine troops near... [Published GMA News Online - Sep 30 2014]
AFP augments Westmincom troops [Published Sun Star Network - Sep 30 2014]
Solon calls for intel task force amid ISIS threat [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Sep 30 2014]
Gov't gives ultimatum to finish Abu Sayyaf acti... [Published Philippine Star - Sep 30 2014]
Lawmaker urges creation of task force to monito... [Published Sun Star Network - Sep 30 2014]
No activities monitored after BIFF pledge of al... [Published GMA News Online - Sep 30 2014]
ISIS' allure causes worry in Southeast Asia [Published Rappler - Sep 30 2014]
Family of 3 murdered, bodies torched in Basilan [Published Philippine Star - Sep 30 2014]
Philippine extremists threaten Malaysian captive [Published VOCFM - Sep 30 2014]
Islamic State's allure causes worry in Southeas... [Published Malaysia MSN - Sep 30 2014]
Latin American Herald Tribune - Abu Sayyaf Host... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 30 2014]
Intl task force vs IS urged amid threat of jiha... [Published Interaksyon - Sep 30 2014]
Sabah raiders threaten to kill fish breeder ove... [Published Malay Mail - Sep 30 2014]
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German captives plead to be set free in Philipp... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Sep 29 2014]
Two Germans being held by an Islamist group in the southern Philippines appealed to the Philippine and German governments to secure their release through a message on local radio on Monday, days after the militants threatened to kill them.The Abu Sayyaf ...
Bay’ah to Baghdadi: Foreign Support for Abu Bak... [Published Syria Comment - Sep 27 2014]
By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi Introduction In a post for Jihadology  in August 2013, I documented examples of foreign support for what was then the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Signs of such support included anonymous placards and other ...
Blood In: Beheading as Islamic State Initiation [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Sep 26 2014]
Blood In: Beheading as Islamic State Initiation http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dawn-perlmutter/blood-in-beheading-as-islamic-state-initiation/#disqus_thread September 26, 2014 by Dawn Perlmutter 6 Comments    Dawn Perlmutter is the Director of ...
Islamic State ‘brand’ gains ground among Asian ... [Published FaithWorld - Sep 26 2014]
By Stuart Grudgings (Filipino soldiers gather at a seized camp of Abu Sayyaf militants on Jolo island in southern Philippines September 21, 2009. REUTERS/Handout/Western Mindanao Command ) A threat by Philippine militants to kill a German hostage ...
1,000 Asian Extremists Are Waging Jihad in the ... [Published TIME.com - Sep 26 2014]
The U.S. military believes at least 1,000 jihadist fighters have been inspired to leave their homes in Asia to fight with militant groups across the battlefields of Iraq and Syria. “Our estimations today is there’s probably been about 1,000 potential ...
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