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  1. Arms for the poor

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... the reasons visitors keep away is Abu Sayyaf, a homegrown, small but vicious radical Islamic group that Washington, Brussels and Manila have added to their lists of terrorist organisations. The group's stated aim is to turn the region into an Islamic state. In the past few weeks, a US-backed military offensive has claimed the life of several Abu Sayyaf leaders, including Jundam Jumalul, ...

  2. A history of violence

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello Set up in the early 1990s with al-Qaeda money, Abu Sayyaf's original mission was to create an Islamic state in western Mindanao, home to most of the 4 million Muslims in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf's original name was Harakatul al-Islamiya, or Islamic movement. Its founder was Abdurajik Abubakar Janjalani, an Islamic preacher and a veteran of the Afghan anti-Soviet ...

  3. Bali bombers hiding in the Philippines

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a military official said. 'There may be more, but so far we have identified five of them,' Brigadier-General Juancho Sabban said on Tuesday, adding that they were being sheltered by the Abu Sayyaf group in Jolo, a southern Philippine island. 'The Abu Sayyaf is protecting them because they cannot operate on their own in the Philippines,' said General Sabban. Two were ...

  4. Network won't pay journalists' ransom

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Dinampo, have begun in Jolo, where they were seized by the brother of an Abu Sayyaf leader. Chief Superintendent Joel Goltiao, who oversees police operations in the Muslim Mindanao region, said he ... said Gafur was 'the addict younger brother' of senior Abu Sayyaf leader Abu Jumdail, a former MNLF commander. He said Parad had denied involvement in the kidnapping. 'He (Gafur) ...

  5. Beheadings linked to torture claim

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila The Philippine military is investigating whether the recent beheading of five soldiers by Abu Sayyaf extremists was partly in retaliation for the alleged torture of a man authorities accused of being a member. Dozens of Abu Sayyaf militants killed at least seven soldiers and wounded 21 others last Thursday in one of the fiercest clashes this year ...

  6. Rebel violence hampers Arroyo's push for peace

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... of treachery, National Defence Secretary Gilberto Teodoro said that months ago the military had planned a surprise attack on a lair of the Muslim terrorist group Abu Sayyaf on Basilan Island, which ... of the Philippines especially the marines co-ordinated their military operation against the Abu Sayyaf group with the MILF. Why would they co-ordinate when the MILF was also the target?' a statement ...

  7. Imam tortured, beheaded by marines: rebels

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... considering that the marines were in Basilan searching for Italian Catholic priest Giancarlo Bossi, who was kidnapped a month ago by men believed to be members of the militant Islamist group Abu Sayyaf. The MILF has denied any involvement in the marines' beheadings, and suggested Abu Sayyaf may have been responsible. Mr Ameen called for an international investigation ...

  8. Photograph of US troops in south sparks Manila probe

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... retaliate by pouring in more troops, exacerbating the situation. Philippine marines are hunting Abu Sayyaf, a homegrown Muslim extremist group with links to al- Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiah. But Mr ... official Christopher Hill stressed the importance of a continued US presence in Mindanao. US soldiers have been credited with helping find and kill leaders of the Abu Sayyaf, notably its chief, ...

  9. Delay in manhunt for rebels angers army

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... force from the Philippines' main Islamic rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf. More than 5,000 soldiers and policemen poured into Basilan ...

  10. Island loses moment to shine but wins time to fine-tune

    Posted Dec 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an indirect attack was considered too great a risk, all things considered,' one source said. The southern Philippines has suffered regular attacks in recent years, most linked to the Abu Sayyaf ...



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