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 5 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Chief negotiator calls for release of all kidnap victims

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The government has been alarmed by growing number of kidnappings in the country and called on all sectors including the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to assist in releasing kidnap victims.Government chief negotiator ... [Published Philippine Star - 1 hour ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

After 53 days, Abu Sayyaf free kidnapped engineer in Jolo

InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5MANILA - Suspected Islamic militants have freed a Filipino engineer they abducted in the southern Philippines 53 days ago, the military said Sunday.Bonifacio Salinas was seized by alleged members of the Abu ... [Published Interaksyon - 5 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 4 reports

Best Easter gift freedom for all kidnap victims – gov’t peace panel chair

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 April) – The best Easter gift would be to see all kidnap victims in the South who were believed seized by Abu Sayyaf bandits released, Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, government peace panel chair in talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation ... [Published Minda News - 3 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

AFP - Philippines-attacks-kidnap

Philippines-attacks-kidnapContributed by NAMPA / AFP.Militants free kidnapped engineer in PhilippinesMANILA, April 20, 2014 (AFP) - Suspected Islamic militants have freed a Filipino engineer they abducted in the southern Philippines 53 days ago, the ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 6 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

‘Four Islamists detained for suspected Syria jihadist ties’

AMMAN — Four citizens residing in Irbid were arrested late last week for allegedly attempting to facilitate the entry of “would-be Islamist fighters” into Syria, according to Islamist and official sources.The four men — Othman Al Dalki, Mohammad Abu Saleh, ... [Published Jordan Times - 6 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels release hostage

Capt. Ryan Lacuesta, spokesperson of the 2nd Marine Brigade, said Sunday that Bonifacio Salinas was released in Barangay Baunoh Bangkal in Patikul town.He said based on Salinas’ account, he and his captors walked for about two hours before they left him ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - 7 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Walls of peace

MANILA, Philippines - At first glance, there’s nothing extraordinary about the mural surrounding the Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) headquarters in Zamboanga City.A similar and much wider mural was painted by about 1,500 soldiers and ... [Published Philippine Star - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Filipinos in Sabah say also affected

Kota Kinabalu: Filipinos in Sabah claim that the spate of kidnappings carried out by their Abu Sayyaf brethren here put them in a bad light and are affecting their dreams to prosper and give a better future to their children and loved ones whom they left ... [Published Sabah Daily Express - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 17 reports

Clashes won’t affect Mindanao pact: Aquino aide

MANILA: A senior aide of President Benigno “Noynoy Aquino on Wednesday expressed confidence that clashes resulting in the death of at least four members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in volatile Mindanao would not affect the peace agreement ... [Published The Gulf Today - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 14 reports

Rebels slam killings after peace deal

The military has acknowledged that gunmen from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front were among 20 people killed in a shootout on a remote southern island on Friday as security forces pursued Islamic militants blamed for beheadings and kidnappings."Four of ... [Published Hong Kong Standard - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 11 reports

Philippine military accused of attacking MILF fighters

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said Tuesday that the military deliberately attacked its fighters during an operation against the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippine province of Basilan last Friday.MILF Vice Chairman for Political ... [Published China.org.cn - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 17 reports

2 Abu Sayyaf militants killed in Philippine raid

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Police commandos stormed a southern Philippine hideout of suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for kidnappings and extortion, triggering a firefight that led to the killing of two militants and the capture of six others, ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Apr 14 2014]

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...an organization that signed the peace agreement, the MILF must not tolerate the criminal acts of any of their individual members" she said, adding, "They must do their part in arresting the impunity long enjoyed by these unscrupulous individuals."
"He was instructed to walk toward the direction of the Jolo airport. He met some civilians on his way who helped him contact the Marines brigade headquarters" Lacuesta said
"We expect both parties to renew their commitment and to come up with concrete operational guidelines that would allow them to effectively work together in securing the people’s safety and well-being in Basilan and elsewhere in Mindanao" she said
"Sa ating Pangulong Aquino sana po tulungan kami. Worried na po kami sa sitwasyon ng aming pamilya lalo na sa aming auntie na kinidnap po... Tanging siya lamang ang inaasahan ng kanyang dalawang anak" the report quoted Ella as saying

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Chief negotiator calls for release of all kidna... [Published Philippine Star - 1 hour ago]
Best Easter gift freedom for all kidnap victims... [Published Minda News - 3 hours ago]
Philippine chief negotiator calls for release o... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 5 hours ago]
After 53 days, Abu Sayyaf free kidnapped engine... [Published Interaksyon - 5 hours ago]
AFP - Philippines-attacks-kidnap [Published Namibia Press Agency - 6 hours ago]
Militants free kidnapped engineer in Philippines [Published The Malaysian Insider - 6 hours ago]
‘Four Islamists detained for suspected Syria ji... [Published Jordan Times - 6 hours ago]
Engineer freed by captors in Sulu [Published Manila Bulletin - 7 hours ago]
Suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels release hostage [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - 7 hours ago]
Alert Bus Passengers Foil Terrorist Bomb Plot i... [Published Kicker Daily News - 7 hours ago]
Govt to MILF: Help release all hostages in Mind... [Published Interaksyon - 8 hours ago]
Walls of peace [Published Philippine Star - 14 hours ago]
GPH negotiatior asks MILF to help stop kidnappi... [Published GMA News.tv - 16 hours ago]
Kidnapped engineer released in Sulu [Published Rappler - 17 hours ago]
MILF claims Military violated truce [Published Manila Times - 17 hours ago]
Report: relatives of Pinay resort worker abduct... [Published GMA News.tv - Apr 19 2014]
Filipinos in Sabah say also affected [Published Sabah Daily Express - Apr 19 2014]
Prelate Calls for Ceasefire in Mindanao [Published HighBeam Research - Apr 17 2014]
Troops kill 5 Abu Sayyaf bandits [Published Sun Star Network - Apr 17 2014]
INSIGHT-Jordanian jihadis returning from Syria ... [Published TrustMedia - Apr 17 2014]
Five Abu Sayyafs Slain By Marines on Checkpoint [Published Daily Zamboanga Times - Apr 17 2014]
Talks for freedom of kidnapped women ongoing [Published Tempo - Apr 17 2014]
Bishop calls on ceasefire between gov't, rebels... [Published Philippine Star - Apr 17 2014]
Military operations in Basilan continue but fig... [Published Business World - Apr 17 2014]
North Cotabato local gov’t aids children of Pin... [Published Business Week Mindanao - Apr 17 2014]
Clashes won’t affect Mindanao pact: Aquino aide [Published The Gulf Today - Apr 17 2014]
AFP: Abu Sayyaf group, not MILF, target of Basi... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Apr 16 2014]
Kidnapped Pinay’s kids get help [Published Philippine Star - Apr 16 2014]
Aquino: Death of MILF members in Basilan clash ... [Published Sun Star Network - Apr 16 2014]
Philippine bishop seeks Holy Week cease-fire in... [Published Vatican Radio - Apr 16 2014]
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Militants free kidnapped engineer in Philippines [Published The Malaysian Insider - 6 hours ago]
Suspected Islamic militants have freed a Filipino engineer they abducted in the southern Philippines 53 days ago, the military said today.Bonifacio Salinas was seized by alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf group on the volatile southern island of Jolo in ...
Abu Sayyaf extremist killed in new Philippines ... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Apr 13 2014]
A Muslim extremist has been killed in fighting between soldiers and Abu Sayyaf rebels in the southern Philippines, a day after 12 people died in a similar shootout, the military said today.Troops in the strife-torn island of Jolo were on patrol when they ...
Philippines: Twelve dead as Philippine rebel cl... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 12 2014]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Philippines 04/12/2014 11:20 GMT ZAMBOANGA, April 12, 2014 (AFP) - The death toll in fighting between Muslim rebels and soldiers in the southern Philippines has risen to 12, officials in the area said Saturday after ...
Five dead, 29 wounded in Philippine gunbattle w... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Apr 11 2014]
Three Muslim rebels and two soldiers were killed today in a day-long gunbattle between troops and Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf extremists blamed for beheadings and kidnappings in the southern Philippines, the military said.The fighting began as part of ...
Jordan rearrests ex-Gitmo detainee once deemed ... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Apr 08 2014]
Jordanian authorities have arrested nine members of the Salafi jihadist trend, including a former Guantanamo detainee named Osama Abu Kabir, according to The Jordan Times . Kabir was first captured in Afghanistan in Nov. 2001 and transferred to Guantanamo ...
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