Abu Sayyaf

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Noun1.Abu Sayyaf - a small gang of terrorist thugs claiming to seek a separate Islamic state for the Muslim minority in the PhilippinesAbu Sayyaf - a small gang of terrorist thugs claiming to seek a separate Islamic state for the Muslim minority in the Philippines; uses bombing and assassination and extortion and kidnapping; "In 2001 Abu Sayyaf kidnapped twenty people and beheaded one of the American captives"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Philippines, Republic of the Philippines - a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946
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NBI nabs 2 alleged Abu Sayyaf men !-- -- Marc Jayson Cayabyab (The Philippine Star) - July 25, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines After 17 years in hiding, two suspected members of the bandit group Abu Sayyaf were arrested recently by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Metro Manila for their alleged role in a 2002 kidnapping case.
"That is our objective because no less than the President gave the guidance to us to end the Abu Sayyaf before the end of the year," Sobejana said in Filipino.
Two kidnapped Indonesian fishermen managed to free themselves from their Abu Sayyaf captors, but one drowned while swimming to freedom, the military said on Saturday.
Residents of Desa Baiduri flats in Cheras had no knowledge that a leader from the Abu Sayyaf group was quietly living among them for two years, up until his arrest in August last year.
Summary: Successes claimed against Maute and Abu Sayyaf
Abu Sayyaf militants kidnapped a captain and crewmember Friday from a South Korean cargo ship in the southern Philippines, (http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/10/philippine-army-abu-sayyaf-attacks-korean-ship-161021112019969.html) Al Jazeera reported.
A Filipino group calling itself "Abu Sayyaf" released a disturbing video today showing three hostages who it says it will murder by June 13 if its demands are not met.
The soldiers encountered members of the Abu Sayyaf group in one of their hideouts in the forests of Jolo island before dawn, local military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Randolf Cabangbang told reporters.
Troops on Sunday took control of the Abu Sayyaf group's biggest camp on the island of Jolo following rounds of air strikes, said Major General Benjamin Dolorfino, head of military forces in the south.
Members of the Abu Sayyaf group have killed five soldiers and wounded 11 more in an attack on a military convoy in the southern Philippines, an army spokesman has said.
The town is a known stronghold of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, where troops are pursuing Abu Sayyaf militants, blamed for the spate of kidnappings-for-ransom and attacks on Basilan.
Calvo spells out the challenge of Luke's gospel: "'Bless those who curse you'--will you bless the Abu Sayyaf? 'Pray for those who mistreat you'--will you pray for the Abu Sayyaf?