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 5 hours ago - 1 reports

ASG Kills 21 Civilians on the Feast of Eid'l Fitr

At a time of jubilation marking the end of Ramadan, tragedy struck when Abu Sayyaf terrorists ambushed two passenger vans with 50 civilians on board, killing 21 persons mostly women children. Of the 50 passengers, Brig. Gen. Martin Pinto, Commander, ... [Published HighBeam Research - 5 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 7 reports

Sulu exec slams police action

Sulu Vice Governor Abdusakur Tan on Wednesday assailed what he claimed as ‘improper actions’ of a ranking police official in his province following the ambush killing of 23 Muslims by members of the Abu Sayyaf Group at the outskirts of Talipao town Monday ... [Published Manila Standard Today - 6 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Abu Sayyaf Returns to the Philippines

The return of the Islamic terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in the southern islands of the Philippines seems to coincide with the U.S. decision to disband a key anti-terrorism group there. The anti-terror unit, the Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines, ... [Published The Guardian Express - 16 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

ASG attack death toll rises to 23

By ELENA L. ABENGovernment forces have stepped up security operations in Sulu as the death toll from the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) attack on civilians rose to 23 yesterday.This, as a spokesman for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) admitted that the ... [Published Tempo - 21 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 4 reports

ARMM police: Abu Sayyafs behind Sulu ambush likely hooked on drugs

ISABELA CITY, Basilan – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) police director Chief Supt. Noel Delos Reyes said he is inclined to believe the Abu Sayyaf brigands involved in the recent ambush on innocent civilians are hooked into drugs.Delos Reyes ... [Published Business Week Mindanao - 22 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 18 reports

Sulu attack death toll climbs to 23

A MARINE general on Tuesday denied allegations of ‘failure of intelligence’ in the massacre of civilians, most of them women and children early Monday allegedly perpetrated by Abu Sayyaf Group in Talipao, Sulu.From an initial report of 21,  the number ... [Published Manila Standard Today - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 4 reports

Death toll climbs to 23 in Abu Sayyaf attack on villagers in southern Philippines

A 3-year-old boy and his father died from wounds suffered in a brazen attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on Filipinos celebrating the end of Ramadan, raising the toll Tuesday to 23 dead, officials said.About 40 to 50 Abu Sayyaf militants armed with assault ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

Abu Sayyaf still holding 5 foreign captives, says released hostage

Philippine Daily InquirerPublication Date : 29-07-2014A construction worker released by Abu Sayyaf kidnappers on Sunday reported seeing five foreigners - two Germans, two Chinese and a Malaysian - still being held captive by the notorious bandit group ... [Published Asia News Network - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 55 reports

Military hunts Abus behind Sulu attack

Pursuit operations against the Abu Sayyaf are ongoing after the group staged a brazen attack in Sulu just when the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ended.Twenty-one people are dead after members of the Abu Sayyaf opened fire at a civilian convoy in Talipao ... [Published ABS-CBN News - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 5 reports

Abus free construction foreman

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Abu Sayyaf bandits released a foreman of a construction company they held captive for 52 days, after the victim’s family reportedly paid P500,000 for “board and lodging” in Indanan town, Sulu on Sunday.Remigio Lingayan, 50, ... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 3 reports

France ready to give asylum to Iraq’s Christians

14:51 France is ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq, Reuters said. They have been told by the Al-Qaeda offshoot group ruling the region to convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death. The Islamic State also warned all women in Mosul ... [Published Russia Today - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Abu Sayyaf releases hostage in exchange for P500,000

Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu freed one of their captives on Sunday after receiving P500,000 in ransom, the authorities and other sources said Monday. ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Jul 28 2014]

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...The ASG attack was form of retaliation against Talipao residents who helped government forces in getting rid of the rebels, he explained. "Retaliation ito ng mga ASG doon sa mga taga-roon na tumutulong sa government forces para mapalayas doon sa area ang ASG" he said. Pursuit operations against the rebels are ongoing, Orbita added. – VS, GMA News
"The attacker was among visitors of the Eid-ul-Fitar festival. He made his way into Khalil Karzai's house. He detonated explosive hiding in his turban after approaching Karzai" a source told Xinhua anonymously. (Afghanistan-Blast)
"We condemn the barbaric act of the perpetrators,the suspects of which are some followers or supporters of a certain barangay official in cooperation with suspected Abu Sayyaf members, who ambushed and massacred and killed at least 23 passengers, mostly women and children" Governor Abdusakur "Totoh" Tan II and his father Vice Governor Abdusakur Tan said in a joint statement issued by the provincial Public Information O...
"We are doing our best but, of course, we have a long way to go especially in changing the mindset of the community. We hope that incident does not hamper the efforts that we have already started in the past" he added

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ASG Kills 21 Civilians on the Feast of Eid'l Fitr [Published HighBeam Research - 5 hours ago]
Sulu exec slams police action [Published Manila Standard Today - 6 hours ago]
Survivors traumatized by Abu Sayyaf massacre [Published ABS-CBN News - 7 hours ago]
Barangay official tagged in Sulu ambush [Published Sun Star Network - 9 hours ago]
Abu Sayyaf leaders tagged in Sulu massacre [Published ABS-CBN News - 10 hours ago]
Abu Sayyaf ambush death toll rises to 25 [Published The Gulf Today - 11 hours ago]
WORM’S EYEVIEW: The compelling power of the media [Published Minda News - 11 hours ago]
PNP starts 'comprehensive' probe on Sulu road a... [Published GMA News Online - 11 hours ago]
Crame orders probe of Sulu ambush, including po... [Published Interaksyon - 14 hours ago]
Abu Sayyaf Returns to the Philippines [Published The Guardian Express - 16 hours ago]
ARMM police forms task group to prosecute Sulu ... [Published Business Week Mindanao - 17 hours ago]
ASG attack death toll rises to 23 [Published Tempo - 21 hours ago]
Hataman extends financial aid to Sulu ambush vi... [Published Business Week Mindanao - 21 hours ago]
ARMM police: Abu Sayyafs behind Sulu ambush lik... [Published Business Week Mindanao - 22 hours ago]
Death toll from Sulu ambush reaches 23 [Published Qatar Peninsula - Jul 29 2014]
Janet also in isolation in Bicutan facility [Published Philippine Star - Jul 29 2014]
Sulu ambush death toll hits 23; security beefed up [Published Philippine Star - Jul 29 2014]
BJMP displaces sick detainees to make room for ... [Published ABS-CBN News - Jul 29 2014]
Sulu attack death toll climbs to 23 [Published Manila Standard Today - Jul 29 2014]
God’s laundry * Zen obit * Pentecostal apology... [Published Religion News Service - Jul 29 2014]
LOOK: Sulu massacre survivors treated for injuries [Published ABS-CBN News - Jul 29 2014]
Man denied bail in murder case [Published Evening Herald - Jul 29 2014]
Financial aid given to ambush victims [Published Sun Star Network - Jul 29 2014]
Sulu village official is suspect in roadside am... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Jul 29 2014]
Death toll in Abu attack in Sulu rises to 23 [Published ABS-CBN News - Jul 29 2014]
Death toll climbs to 23 in Abu Sayyaf attack on... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 29 2014]
Sulu ambush fatalities surge to 23; Abu Sayyaf ... [Published Minda News - Jul 29 2014]
Death toll in Eid'l Fitr massacre reaches 23 [Published Philippine Star - Jul 29 2014]
Abu Sayyaf ambush taints ARMM's peaceful Eid ce... [Published Philippine Star - Jul 29 2014]
Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, J... [Published China.org.cn - Jul 29 2014]
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