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 30 mins ago - 1 reports

A state within a state

The  encompassing but vague agreement signed by the government  with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to create a Bangsamoro is now sending shivers to most of our people living in Mindanao and Sulu.  They fear they will be placed under the jurisdictional ... [Published Manila Standard Today - 1 hour ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

More about “Noynoying” on Islamic State (IS) presence

10:06 pmTHE latest about this issue is that Malacañang has debunked the statements made by former president Fidel V. Ramos that, per his sources, some 100 Filipinos have joined the extreme jihadist Islamic State (IS) that has established a caliphate in ... [Published Manila Times - 3 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

US military's return to the Philippines sparks economic hopes - News

SUBIC BAY, Philippines — When Abu Sayyaf rebels staged a mass kidnapping in the southern Philippines in 2001, the U.S. military sent a small group of counterterrorism training experts and other support to help local troops. The result: The Islamic rebels ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 11 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

ASG man arrested in Zambo

Joint police and military operatives arrested on Wednesday night a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in a raid in Zamboanga City.Inspector Dahlan Samuddin, spokesman of the Zamboanga Peninsula regional police, said suspect Edwin Sawaldi was ... [Published Tempo - 14 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 14 reports

6 soldiers wounded in Sayyaf clash in Basilan province

ZAMBOANGA CITY – At least six soldiers were wounded in fierce clashes Thursday with Abu Sayyaf militants in the restive province of Basilan in the Muslim autonomous region, officials said.Officials said Abu Sayyaf gunmen led by Puruji Indama ambushed ... [Published Business Week Mindanao - 21 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

100 Pinoy Muslims undergoing training with IS extremists in Iraq, says FVR

A former Philippine president warned that at least 100 young Filipino Muslim fighters slipped out of the country through the country’s backdoor in Mindanao to join the radical group Islamic State (IS) currently wreaking havoc in Iraq.Former President ... [Published Kicker Daily News - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 5 reports

Police, military troops arrest 2 Abu Sayyaf brigands in Zamboanga City

By Teofilo P. Garcia JrZAMBOANGA CITY – Combined police and military operatives have arrested two suspected Abu Sayyaf brigands and confiscated from them a grenade in two separate places in this city, a top police official disclosed Thursday.Zamboanga ... [Published Business Week Mindanao - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 2 reports

2 ASG members nabbed in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Government security forces captured two Abu Sayyaf militants, including a sub-leader tagged in the Lamitan siege in Basilan province, in separate law enforcement operations late Wednesday in this Zamboanga City.The captured ... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 3 reports

AFP: No Filipinos fighting with ISIS

MANILA, Philippines--The Armed Forces of the Philippines said no Filipino rebels have been spotted training or joining extremists fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).Lt. Col. RamonZagala, AFP spokesman, made this clarification Wednesday ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

‘Noynoying’ about ISIS caliphate in Mindanao?

12:00 amAre the Philippine military and national police “Noynoying”—or being lackadaisical—about news that some Moros have pledged allegiance to the Caliph of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and joined the campaign to make the Caliphate succeed in ... [Published Manila Times - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 3 reports

100 Filipinos join Isil in Iraq

Former President Fidel Ramos says militants could come back to Philippines and spread terror Manila: Some one hundred Filipino-Muslims who have joined Abu Bakr Baghdadi’s Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) could come back and spread violence ... [Published Gulf News - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Cops, troops on high alert in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Police and military authorities are on a heightened alert here after students from various schools panicked, leading to the suspension of classes owing to text messages circulating wildly about an impending attack and kidnapping ... [Published Philippine Star - Aug 20 2014]

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...concerns Estrada's legal counsel, lawyer Alexis Abastillas Suarez, said they oppose the motion to transfer Estrada due to security reasons. "High profile detainee si Sen. Jjnggoy and we are very concerned regarding the security risks na magiging effect dun sa Camp Bagong Diwa considering that he will be mixed up with other detainees. Alam naman natin na yung Abu Sayyaf andun and other regular detainees andun" she told reporters after the hearing. Government prosecutors earlier said the current detention facility of Estrada has no legal basis...
"Who wants to come here and risk his money if it’s not secure" he said. "Japan is secure because of the US 7th Fleet (based at Yokosuka)."
...Similarly, as Colin Freeman has pointed out, the spate of piracy incidents has involved large ransoms being "negotiated, handled and delivered by British lawyers and security firms" . In light of this history, does it make sense to draw a sharp distinction between ransoms, prisoner swaps, and other concessions?
"They've suffered successive losses in June and July. We believe this (attack) is a retaliation and at the same time harassment of the government project" Perez said

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A state within a state [Published Manila Standard Today - 1 hour ago]
More about “Noynoying” on Islamic State (IS) pr... [Published Manila Times - 3 hours ago]
PEACETALK: A Second take on Islamophobia [Published Minda News - 10 hours ago]
US military's return to the Philippines sparks ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 11 hours ago]
Sandiganbayan postpones hearing on Jinggoy’s tr... [Published GMA News Online - 12 hours ago]
ASG man arrested in Zambo [Published Tempo - 14 hours ago]
US military's return to the Philippines sparks ... [Published Stars and Stripes - 14 hours ago]
6 soldiers wounded in Sayyaf clash in Basilan p... [Published Business Week Mindanao - 21 hours ago]
8 troopers hurt in Basilan blast [Published Philippine Star - 23 hours ago]
2 Abus captured in Zambo City [Published Philippine Star - 23 hours ago]
Six soldiers wounded in Basilan clash [Published Manila Times - Aug 21 2014]
10 soldiers injured in Basilan ambush [Published Minda News - Aug 21 2014]
After the murder of James Foley, it’s natural t... [Published Telegraph - Aug 21 2014]
(UPDATE) 8 injured in Basilan ambush [Published Philippine Star - Aug 21 2014]
100 Pinoy Muslims undergoing training with IS e... [Published Kicker Daily News - Aug 21 2014]
10 soldiers hurt in Abu Sayyaf ambush [Published ABS-CBN News - Aug 21 2014]
8 soldiers wounded in Basilan ambush [Published Business Week Mindanao - Aug 21 2014]
ASG detonates landmine in Basilan, 8 govt troop... [Published Interaksyon - Aug 21 2014]
Abu Sayyaf's landmine injures 8 in Basilan [Published Rappler - Aug 21 2014]
10 injured in ambush, landmine blast in Basilan [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Aug 21 2014]
Police, military troops arrest 2 Abu Sayyaf bri... [Published Business Week Mindanao - Aug 21 2014]
5 soldiers, 3 militiamen wounded in Basilan ambush [Published Sun Star Network - Aug 21 2014]
10 troopers wounded in Basilan ambush [Published Manila Bulletin - Aug 21 2014]
Aggressive Propaganda Helps Islamic State Lure ... [Published Algemeiner.com - Aug 21 2014]
8 hurt in blast, ambush in Basilan [Published Philippine Star - Aug 21 2014]
Six soldiers hurt in Abu Sayyaf attack in Basilan [Published GMA News Online - Aug 21 2014]
Abu Sayyaf member nabbed in Zamboanga [Published Manila Bulletin - Aug 21 2014]
2 ASG members nabbed in Zamboanga [Published Philippine Star - Aug 21 2014]
Suspected Abu Sayyaf member captured in Zamboan... [Published GMA News Online - Aug 21 2014]
Abu Sayyaf member bagged in Zamboanga City oper... [Published Manila Times - Aug 21 2014]
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Islamic State Aggressively Competes with Al-Qae... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 20 2014]
Battlefield success by the Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), may be translating into a  competition  with al-Qaida for brand loyalty among jihadist recruits. These successes have intelligence experts worried. Al-Qaida ...
Is ISIS a Direct Threat to the U.S.? [Published Firedoglake - Aug 14 2014]
Is ISIS a Direct Threat to the U.S.? Doubtful. Is ISIS a Direct Threat to the U.S.? Doubtful. Get Afraid! First, a few samples of the fear-mongering rhetoric. “The militant Islamic State group could launch a direct attack on U.S. soil,” warned ...
The Islamic State Threat to America [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Aug 13 2014]
br />!--[if gte mso 9]><![endif]--> Visit our News page THE ISLAMIC STATE THREAT TO AMERICA The self-declared “Islamic State,” formerly known as ISIS/ISIL, is a directthreat to America—and a greater ...
Abu Sayyaf demanding RM5 million ransom for cop... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Aug 12 2014]
Abu Sayyaf gunmen are believed to be demanding a ransom of up to RM5 million for the release of marine police constable Zakiah Aleip, who was kidnapped from Mabul Island, Sabah on July 12, The Star reported today.Sabah police commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin ...
Senior Abu Sayyaf leader swears oath to ISIS [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Aug 04 2014]
Senior Abu Sayyaf leader swears oath to ISIS http://www.rappler.com/nation/65199-abu-sayyaf-leader-oath-isis?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rappler+%28Rappler%29 EXCLUSIVE: The ISIS ideology is spreading fast on social media, ...
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