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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:36 pm 
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Philippines unrest: Who are the Abu Sayyaf group?
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Abu Sayyaf is one of several groups in the Philippines to have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group

Abu Sayyaf is one of the smallest and most violent jihadist groups in the southern Philippines. Its name means "bearer of the sword" and it is notorious for kidnapping for ransom, and for attacks on civilians and the army.

The group is believed to have an estimated 400 members and, since 2014, several of its factions have declared their allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (IS).

In 2016, Isnilon Tontoni Hapilon, one of Abu Sayyaf's most prominent leaders, was recognised as the leader of all IS-aligned groups in the Philippines.

Filipino authorities initially characterised the pledges as opportunistic attempts to obtain funds from IS. But IS recognised some pledges and the group's official media outlets have since claimed several attacks in the southern Philippines.

Hapilon and other Abu Sayyaf militants took part in clashes against government forces in the southern Philippine city of Marawi, where militants linked to IS have fought an insurgency since May.

Over the last year and a half Abu Sayyaf has also taken several people hostage - Malaysian and Indonesian workers, Western tourists and one Filipina among them.

Three groups of Indonesians and Malaysians were released earlier in 2016, but two Canadians and one German were killed after their ransom deadlines passed.

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Abu Sayyaf hostage John Ridsdel, 68, was killed after demands for his ransom were not met

The group has also carried out attacks outside its stronghold in the south. In 2004 it bombed a ferry in Manila Bay, killing 116 people.

What does it want?

It's not clear to what extent the entire group sympathises with IS's cause.

Abu Sayyaf has its roots in the separatist insurgency in the southern Philippines, an impoverished region where Muslims make up a majority of the population in contrast to the rest of the country, which is mainly Roman Catholic.

It broke from the broader Moro National Liberation Front in 1991 because it disagreed with the MNLF's policy of pursuing autonomy and wanted to establish an independent Islamic state.

Its founder, Abdurajak Abubakar Janjalani, was an Islamic preacher who fought in the Soviet-Afghan war, where he is said to have met Osama Bin Laden and been inspired by him. Al-Qaeda provided the group with funding and training when it was initially set up.

After Janjalani died, the group split into two main networks whose leaders were then killed in 2006 to 2007. Since then, Abu Sayyaf has operated as a collection of factions that work with each other through kinship or personal ties but which also occasionally compete against each other.

The beheading of a Malaysian hostage, Bernard Then, in 2015, for example, is reported to have resulted from a breakdown in negotiations as one of the two factions holding him wanted more money than was demanded, and different parties involved in the negotiations all sought a share of the ransom.

How dangerous is the group?

There has been growing evidence of ties between the Abu Sayyaf members fighting in Marawi, IS fighters in the Middle East, and jihadist sympathisers elsewhere in the region.

Authorities in Southeast Asia believe the group has co-ordinated with IS to send fighters to Malaysia to plan attacks.

In April 2016, the body of a Moroccan bomb expert, Mohammad Khattab, was discovered following a battle between the group and the Philippine army.

There are also fears that the group could be supporting terrorist activities by other IS-linked groups in the region. Investigators looking into the Jakarta attack in January said the weapons used in it had come from the southern Philippines.

While there is no evidence that Abu Sayyaf was involved in this, the group has long had ties to prominent Indonesian militant groups like Mujahidin Indonesia Timur and Jemaah Islamiyah (JI). Several JI members involved in the Bali bombings found shelter with the group after fleeing Indonesia.

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Abu Sayyaf's hijacking of ships is alarming Indonesia and Malaysia, who want to work together to prevent the disruption of regional trade routes

Its kidnap of Indonesian, Malaysian and Vietnamese sailors has also prompted fears of the maritime region becoming a "new Somalia", as Indonesia's chief security minister put it, which could disrupt regional trade.

Abu Sayyaf's hostages tend to be released if the ransom demanded for them is paid. This has been the outcome for most of their hostages. The group is known to kill captives if its demands are not met.

The Kuala Lumpur-based Piracy Reporting Centre has warned ships to stay clear of small suspicious-looking vessels in the area.

What is the Philippine government doing about it?


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This photo taken on 31 March 2015 shows Philippine soldiers standing in formation at the provincial capital building turned into a military camp in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao Province, Southern Philippines. The Philippine army has been battling militant groups in the south for years

Abu Sayyaf has withstood numerous government crackdowns over the years and has continued to mount attacks in the face of military offensives.

After taking office in June 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to "eat alive" the group's militants.

In January, he launched renewed efforts to defeat the group, with the military conducting air strikes on Abu Sayyaf sanctuaries and killing prominent militants, leading to the surrender of dozens of the group's members.

But a failed military operation to capture Isnilon Hapilon in May saw Abu Sayyaf militants re-emerge as part of the hostilities in Marawi.

Southeast Asia's governments have recently increased joint efforts to deal with the threat Abu Sayyaf poses.

The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia have launched joint air and sea patrols in the Sulu Sea, a lawless region that has long-been a hub of Islamist militancy.

The patrols may help ensnare Abu Sayyaf militants who are fleeing the Marawi battle zone.

Some observers argue that the roots of Abu Sayyaf lie in the economic and political disparities between the south and other parts of the country. "As long as Muslims continue to be oppressed, there will always be Abu Sayyaf," the vice-chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Ghazali Jaafar, has said.


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`` oyy oyy..., lorenzana, mga generals...

Wag nyung kalimutan si Dr. Mahmud Ahmad aka Abu Handzalah,, malaysian financier,
recruiter at no.2 ni hapilon sa SE asia.

''andyan pa yan sa maraweeh.....................,,, cguro.''

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zorro05 wrote:
`` oyy oyy..., lorenzana, mga generals...

Wag nyung kalimutan si Dr. Mahmud Ahmad aka Abu Handzalah,, malaysian financier,
recruiter at no.2 ni hapilon sa SE asia.

''andyan pa yan sa maraweeh.....................,,, cguro.''

:wink: '''

Nasa news yan bai, andun pa sa Marawi. Walo pa daw yang mga international terrorists galing Malaysia at Indonesia.

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After Hapilon’s death, Mahmud Ahmad seen as new ‘emir’ of pro-ISIS militants

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``` meron daw source sabi na naka-eskapo daw yang hinayupak na yan,,
nung kasagsagan mga 2 months ago, bai...

'' sana mali yun, sabi rin ni gen. ano hinahanap pa nila sya...''

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zorro05 wrote:
``` meron daw source sabi na naka-eskapo daw yang hinayupak na yan,,
nung kasagsagan mga 2 months ago, bai...

'' sana mali yun, sabi rin ni gen. ano hinahanap pa nila sya...''

:wink: '''

Aba eh duwakang pala. :biglaugh:

Anyway, sabi kagabi andun pa daw pero may balita sila na nagooffer sila ng malaking pera para makatakas sa Marawi bago pa yung ops na kinamatay nina Isnilon at Omar. Bilyon din pala nakuha nilang pera sa mga banko doon.

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`` istrategi din yan, just in case matepok yung no.1,,,,
isecure yung no 2...,,

''''basta wish ko, ma-sniper din sana yang si mahmud gaya ni abdullah...,
kung andun pa nga...''

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peyborit nyo yan...


Mahimud


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Dr. Mahimud :biglaugh: :biglaugh:

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Dr. Mahimud :biglaugh: :biglaugh:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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tiyanak2 wrote:
peyborit nyo yan...


Mahimud


:lol: :lol: :lol:

` I hate you pa rin....,, tyanakis

,,,....,,,;;;;'''''**&&^^&*%%$##%))...





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zorro05 wrote:
tiyanak2 wrote:
peyborit nyo yan...


Mahimud


:lol: :lol: :lol:

` I hate you pa rin....,, tyanakis

,,,....,,,;;;;'''''**&&^^&*%%$##%))...




:kiss: '''';;;


may gawd! i hit drugs!

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Duterte touts donated rifles from China: ‘Yun ang nakakuha sa dalawa
Published October 17, 2017 8:25pm
By TRISHA MACAS, GMA News

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday touted the rifle donations of China, saying these were instrumental in the operations of security forces.

“China, dalawang beses na naglipad dito para sa… And ‘yung sniper [rifle] nila was of great help. ‘Yung mahaba nila na sniper [rifle]. ‘Yun ang nakakuha kay ano—‘yung dalawa ng madaling araw,” Duterte said, who was berating the New People’s Army while boasting of an upcoming Kalashnikov rifle donation from Russia when he made the remark.

“‘Yun ang nakakuha, it’s about a distance of about one kilometer. Isang kilometro ‘yun eh. Eh walang hangin pagka umaga. ‘Yun ang nagamit natin,” he added.

Duterte's remarks come a day after terrorist leaders Omar Maute and Isnilon Hapilon were killed by government troops in Marawi City on Monday. Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Eduardo Año on Monday said that a sniper's shot to the head finished off Maute, while Hapilon was killed by gunshots to the chest.

China in June donated P370 million worth of arms and ammunition, including units of the TY-85 7.62 mm sniper rifle, CS/LR4A high precision rifle, and CQ-A5 5.56 automatic rifle.

Philippine National Police Senior Superintendent Rolando Anduyan said cops assigned in Marawi were using at least 210 M-4 type 5.56 rifles and one Dragunuv sniper rifle from China. —JST, GMA News



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`di naman daw mga baril ng tsekwa nakadale,, nibobola ka lang ni boy praning...,mang kenneth
;; syempre,, hihimud din sya sa legalo ng mga tsekwa.

mga scout rangers yun at weapon ng apc ,, sabi ni destroyer...

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