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 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Rising number of abduction cases in Philippines cause of worry

The public security situation in the Philippines has been dismal this year, with a number of cases of kidnapping of Chinese nationals.A 29-year-old woman from Shanghai, was snatched by seven Filipino kidnappers on April the 2nd from a hotel in Semporna, ... [Published CNTV - 1 hour ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

The Bangsamoro sub-state

12:49 AMBy: Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr.TO THE unfamiliar, an Islamic state conjures up fear and alarm causing cold running down one’s spine. But it simply means a government that is ruled by Muslim canonical law based on the Koran.What characterizes an Islamic ... [Published The Daily Guardian - 3 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

MILF won t fight for IS, focuses on Bangsamoro

THE Moro Islamic Liberation Front is more concerned with establishing Bangsamoro than going overseas to fight for the Islamic State in the Middle East, a ranking official said on Sunday.“We have no part in that,” MILF Vice Chairman for Political Affairs ... [Published Manila Standard Today - 12 hours ago]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Chinese teenager kidnapped in southern Philippines

⵽֧JavaScript JavaScript ֧֣߽ȫBEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhuanet) -- A Chinese teenager has been kidnapped in the southern Philippine province where an Australian national was also taken by militants three years ago.Eighteen-year-old Li Peizhi was working late ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Islamic State And Southern Philippines: Tenuous Links With Militants – Analysis

By RSISThe Islamic State (IS) has aroused much media attention in the Philippines, with concerns raised over pledges of allegiance (bay’at) made by leaders of two groups of Muslim militants. However, links remain normative rather than operational, given ... [Published Eurasia Review - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Govt starts inquiry into Filipino militants in Syria

ReutersManilaThe Philippines is investigating the involvement of Filipino militants in the three-year civil war in Syria after two locals were reported killed fighting for Islamic State militant group, an intelligence official said yesterday.A senior ... [Published Gulf Times - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Abu Sayyaf releases abducted midwife in Sulu

Government troops take their positions as about 200 Muslim rebels, enraged by a broken peace deal with the Philippine government, held scores of hostages as human shields Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013 in a standoff with government forces for the second day with ... [Published Balita - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Middle East Updates / Kerry, in Cairo, says Egypt has critical role in war on ISIS

Family of Syria hostage issues plea to captors; Philippines starts inquiry into Filipino militants in Syria Haaretz's latest analyses and opinions on the Middle East: (Chemi Shalev) | (Amos Harel) | (Zvi Bar'el) SUBSCRIBE TO HAARETZ See Thursday's 2:59 ... [Published Haaretz - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 2 reports

Police collar Abu Sayyaf man in 2001 kidnappings

9:04 pmby ZAMBOANGA CITY: A notorious Abu Sayyaf member who has been in hiding for over a decade for his alleged involvement in kidnap for ransom and murders has been arrested by the police in Basilan over the weekend.Criminal Investigation and Detection ... [Published Manila Times - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Death toll from Mindanao clashes rises to 12

MANILA: The death toll from the continuing clashes between government forces and members of a breakaway group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) opposed to the Mindanao peace process on Friday rose from seven to 12, according to the military ... [Published The Gulf Today - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 4 reports

18-year-old Korean abducted in Zamboanga Sibugay –police

An 18-year-old Korean national was abducted in Kabasalan town in Zamboanga Sibugay on Thursday evening by four still unidentified men, authorities said Friday.The victim, who was a businessman, was seized by four suspects armed with high-powered firearms ... [Published GMA News Online - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 8 reports

Midwife kidnapped in Sulu released

8:35 pmby ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Abu Sayyaf Group freed a midwife it captured two weeks ago in Sulu. Lani Bernabe was released in Danag village in Patikul town, a known strong-hold of the Abu Sayyaf, following a negotiation headed by Sulu provincial board ... [Published Manila Times - Sep 10 2014]

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...Retired Air Force General Charles F Wald is quoted as saying, "We're not going to see an end to this in our lifetime...there isn't going to be any time where we all of a sudden can declare victory." Therefore, it's important to evaluate what our country has sacrificed thus far, especially if there will never be a time we can declare victory...
"He was charged for being an undesirable foreign national and for being inadmissible at the time of entry" the bureau said, explaining Philips' detention
In a short statement released through Britain's ForeignForeign and Commonwealth Office late Friday, the family said: "We are asking those holding David to make contact with us."
...detained by police in the city of Davao last weekend while on a lecture tour in the south, where the country's restive Islamic minority is based. "He was blacklisted (due to) information that he may conduct activities that are a threat to our national security" Tan said. She said that the government hoped to fly Philips out quickly, but could not yet give a specific date

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Rising number of abduction cases in Philippines... [Published CNTV - 1 hour ago]
The Bangsamoro sub-state [Published The Daily Guardian - 3 hours ago]
Dureza: extend Bangsamoro transition period to ... [Published Minda News - 11 hours ago]
MILF won t fight for IS, focuses on Bangsamoro [Published Manila Standard Today - 12 hours ago]
Of The 17,891 Deaths From Terrorism Last Year, ... [Published Huffington Post - 15 hours ago]
Canadian Islamist preacher deported from PH [Published ABS-CBN News - 20 hours ago]
Islamic State And Southern Philippines: Tenuous... [Published Eurasia Review - Sep 14 2014]
Chinese teenager kidnapped in southern Philippines [Published Xinhua News Agency - Sep 14 2014]
Govt starts inquiry into Filipino militants in ... [Published Gulf Times - Sep 13 2014]
Abu Sayyaf releases abducted midwife in Sulu [Published Balita - Sep 13 2014]
Middle East Updates / Kerry, in Cairo, says Egy... [Published Haaretz - Sep 13 2014]
Police collar Abu Sayyaf man in 2001 kidnappings [Published Manila Times - Sep 13 2014]
CRUCIBLE: Life’s Primacy and Cultural Imageries... [Published Minda News - Sep 13 2014]
Abu Sayyaf militant in 2001 kidnappings falls [Published Manila Times - Sep 13 2014]
Chinese trader snatched in Zamboanga Sibugay [Published Tempo - Sep 13 2014]
Canadian Islamist preacher to be deported from ... [Published Channel NewsAsia - Sep 13 2014]
Death toll from Mindanao clashes rises to 12 [Published The Gulf Today - Sep 13 2014]
China issues travel ban vs PH after teener’s ki... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Sep 12 2014]
China issues travel warning for PH [Published Manila Bulletin - Sep 12 2014]
Korean businessman abducted by gunmen [Published Gulf Times - Sep 12 2014]
China warns citizens against travel to PH [Published Manila Standard Today - Sep 12 2014]
Pinoy jihadists join IS 17 minutes ago [Published Manila Standard Today - Sep 12 2014]
'Islamist Militants' Abduct Chinese Teen in Phi... [Published International Business Times UK - Sep 12 2014]
Terror threat: Philippine military on red alert... [Published Gulf News - Sep 12 2014]
China warns vs travel to Philippines [Published ABS-CBN News - Sep 12 2014]
China issues travel warning for Philippines [Published Sun Star Network - Sep 12 2014]
STUNNING SLAM-DUNK REBUKE by former Muslim to O... [Published Care2 - Sep 12 2014]
18-year-old Korean abducted in Zamboanga Sibuga... [Published GMA News Online - Sep 12 2014]
Teen Chinese businessman abducted in Zambo town [Published Philippine Star - Sep 12 2014]
Filipinos and ISIS [Published Sun Star Network - Sep 12 2014]
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The Islamic State's global reach [Published The Long War Journal (Site-Wide) - Sep 05 2014]
In discussions of the threat posed by the Islamic State (formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, a spinoff from al Qaeda in Iraq), some Western pundits have argued that the terror organization poses only a distant threat, not a near one. They ...
Philippines: Philippine Muslim rebels oppose Is... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 28 2014]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Iraq, Philippines, Syrian Arab Republic 08/28/2014 04:54 GMT MANILA, August 28, 2014 (AFP) - The Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group has condemned extremist jihadists in Iraq and Syria, and vowed to stop the spread ...
Philippines arrests suspect in deadly Pulau Mab... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Aug 27 2014]
Philippine police said today they had arrested a Filipino Islamic militant suspected of taking part in at least one deadly kidnapping raid on a Malaysian diving resort island.Hundreds of members of a police special force unit were deployed to arrest Abu ...
Over 100 Filipino Youngsters Recruited for Isla... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 26 2014]
A Philippines mayor said Monday that over 100 of his residents were recruited to fight for the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria. The mayor of Davao, a city of 1.5 Million, said that many of IS’s Filipino recruits left the country in July. ...
The ISIS' Top Line: $2 Million In Daily Revenue... [Published Zero Hedge - Aug 25 2014]
A few days ago when we commented , somewhat in jest, on the seemingly impressive strategic planning behind the Islamic State jihadists becoming a "commodities trading powerhouse" (when it was revealed that ISIS had sold the grain it had stolen from ...
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