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 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

DSWD advises staff to take precautionary measures while on field work

By R.G. Antonet A. GoZAMBOANGA CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has advised its staff to take precautionary measures while going on field works here in the region.DSWD Regional director Zenaida Arevalo issued the advised ... [Published Business Week Mindanao - 12 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

2 ASG captives freed, 1 flees

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) deployed the four social workers last Thursday to conduct validation survey on beneficiaries of the government’s conditional cash ... [Published Tempo - 16 hours ago]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

POLICE SEARCH FOR KIDNAPPED SOCIAL WORKER

9:48 pmMAGUINDANAO: Police in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Monday intensified its efforts to rescue, through peaceful means, the fourth social welfare worker seized by Abu Sayyaf in Talipao, Sulu last week. Roberto Saputalo, an employee ... [Published Manila Times - Jul 21 2014]
Entities: Kidnapping, Workers, Police
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Troops step up effort vs ASG activities

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - The military said intensified monitoring and strong coordination with stakeholders will be a potent strategy to subdue the Abu Sayyaf and its cells from staging abductions in the south and borders of Sabah.Lt. Gen. Rustico ... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 7 reports

2 DSWD workers seized in Sulu freed

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/21 July) – Two workers of the Department of Social Welfare and Development kidnapped by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu were released over the weekend, a police official said.Senior Supt. Abraham Orbita, Sulu police director, ... [Published Minda News - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Malaysia declares curfew in violence-hit Sabah

MANILA: Kuala Lumpur has imposed a dawn to dusk curfew on the island state of Sabah including its border with the Philippines due to a recent spate of violence and kidnappings by armed groups identified with the Al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militants in ... [Published The Gulf Today - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

4th social worker still in Abu captivity

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – The Abu Sayyaf is still holding a fourth social worker hostage, while two of his colleagues were freed Saturday night and another managed to escape earlier that day.The Department of Social Welfare and Development deployed ... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

ASG still security threat

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte, in an interview with government radio dzRB, said the recent incidents of abduction perpetrated by the bandits showed the group remains a threat to security. The Al Qaeda-linked bandits had reportedly abducted ... [Published Tempo - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 2 reports

Abu Sayyaf kidnaps 3 Mindanao social workers

MANILA: Suspected members of the Al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf extremists kidnapped three employees of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) while conducting a survey on the island province of Sulu in restive Mindanao, police reported on ... [Published The Gulf Today - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 5 reports

Palace: ASG still a threat

Share this:Malacañang admitted yesterday that the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) remains a threat to security in southern Philippines.Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte, in an interview with government radio dzRB, said the recent incidents of abduction ... [Published Manila Bulletin - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 5 reports

Abu Sayyaf Group bandits kidnap 3 in Sulu

Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits abducted three Department of Social Welfare and Development workers in Talipao town in Sulu Thursday, a Mindanao-based news site reported Friday. A report on MindaNews quoted Sulu police chief Senior Superintendent Abraham ... [Published GMA News Online - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 5 reports

Policeman held captive by ‘rising leader’ in Abu Sayyaf, says report

The Mabul Island, where the latest abduction took place, last Saturday. Marine policeman Constable Zakiah Aleip is believed to be held captive by the Abu Sayyaf. – Picture courtesy Jidin Giding, July 16, 2014. Marine policeman Constable Zakiah Aleip is ... [Published Malaysian Insider - Jul 16 2014]

Quotes

"We are praying earnestly in this Holy Month of Ramadan for compassion. Our colleagues from DSWD-ARMM are only doing their duty to help the poor people of Talipao – their brothers and sisterssisters in Islam" Soliman said. – Rappler.com
"It will take some time as the relocation area will need to be ascertained. In fact, we have already started a census, and those who are non-citizens will be deported. The relocation is only for citizens" he said
"The security threat from Muslims travelling to fight in the Levant is already with us" said Rodger Shanahan, national security and Middle East expert at the Australian National University
Asked why the Abu Sayyaf released the kidnapped DSWD personnel without ransom being paid, Cruz replied: "Siguro, mga tagaroon lang kasi [ang] mga ito, eh kaya, in a way, magkakilala [sila]." — JDS, GMA News

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DSWD advises staff to take precautionary measur... [Published Business Week Mindanao - 12 hours ago]
2 ASG captives freed, 1 flees [Published Tempo - 16 hours ago]
POLICE SEARCH FOR KIDNAPPED SOCIAL WORKER [Published Manila Times - Jul 21 2014]
Troops step up effort vs ASG activities [Published Philippine Star - Jul 21 2014]
Terrorists from Australia in West Asian Theatre [Published Frontier India Strategic and Defence - News, An ... - Jul 21 2014]
2 DSWD workers seized in Sulu freed [Published Minda News - Jul 21 2014]
Abu Sayyaf frees 2 social workers in Sulu [Published Manila Times - Jul 21 2014]
Abu Sayyaf frees 2 DSWD officials abducted in Sulu [Published Interaksyon - Jul 21 2014]
Malaysia declares curfew in violence-hit Sabah [Published The Gulf Today - Jul 21 2014]
4th social worker still in Abu captivity [Published Philippine Star - Jul 20 2014]
2 DSWD workers freed by kidnappers [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Jul 20 2014]
2 kidnapped DSWD staff freed [Published Sun Star Network - Jul 20 2014]
Abu Sayyaf releases two social workers [Published Manila Times - Jul 20 2014]
Captors release kidnapped DSWD personnel [Published Rappler - Jul 20 2014]
ASG still security threat [Published Tempo - Jul 20 2014]
Curfew imposed in waters off Sabah [Published Asiaone - Jul 20 2014]
NST rapped for ransom report on kidnapped cop [Published Asiaone - Jul 20 2014]
Boko Haram One Among Many Terrorist Organizations [Published The Guardian Express - Jul 19 2014]
Abu Sayyaf kidnaps 3 Mindanao social workers [Published The Gulf Today - Jul 19 2014]
Gov’t appeals for release of 3 social workers [Published Philippine Star - Jul 19 2014]
Palace: ASG still a threat [Published Manila Bulletin - Jul 19 2014]
Islamic State's support spreads into Asia [Published Al Jazeera - Jul 19 2014]
Abu Sayyaf frees DSWD staff [Published Manila Bulletin - Jul 19 2014]
Abu Sayyaf releases DSWD personnel kidnapped in... [Published GMA News Online - Jul 19 2014]
DSWD chief calls for compassion, release of abd... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 19 2014]
Al-Qaida / Al-Qaeda (The Base) [Published GlobalSecurity.org - Jul 19 2014]
DSWD confirms abduction of 3 social workers in ... [Published GMA News Online - Jul 19 2014]
Officials locating social workers abducted by A... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 19 2014]
Third time’s a charm; ‘Potted Potter’ returns t... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Jul 19 2014]
DSWD worker escapes Sulu kidnapping - police [Published Interaksyon - Jul 19 2014]
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