After two us soldiers were killed by a land mine in the southern philippines, the islamic separatist group abu sayyaf is back in the military's crosshairs. Philippine bombing kills 10, showing insurgents remain a problem officials say the blast was carried out by abu sayyaf, a militant group that besieged the southern city of marawi for five.
The diplomat is a current-affairs magazine for the asia-pacific, with news and analysis on politics, security, business, technology and life across the region. The abu sayyaf group (asg) is an islamist terrorist organization that seeks to establish an independent islamic state in the southern philippines asg is known for kidnapping innocents. The philippine military, however, has claimed that elements of both groups provide support to abu sayyaf the group was originally not thought to receive funding from outside sources, but. 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.
What has been described above is the ideological foundation of the abu sayyaf group, as expounded by the group’s principal founder and ideologue, abdurajak abubakar janjalani clearly.
At least five abu sayyaf militants and a soldier have been killed in most recent clashes between government forces and the terrorist group in the southern philippines, military officials.
The abu sayyaf group (asg), an extremist group in the southern philippines, continues to hold 10 hostages, including a dutchman and three indonesians, a philippine army general said on.