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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The waters are near the border with Sabah, and are in an area where security is critical because of piracy and abductions by the Abu Sayyaf group.
Two suspected members of Abu Sayyaf group (ASG), one of whom reportedly participated in the abduction of American missionary Martin Burnham in 2001, have been arrested by National Bureau of Investigation agents in Zamboanga City.
A suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) coddler was killed, following an encounter with Marine troopers in Luuk, Sulu on Saturday morning.
Representatives of the Abu Sayyaf Group sent the two Indonesian fishermen - identified as La Utu Bin La Raali and La Hadi La Edi - to the house of former Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan Sr.
A relative of slain Islamic State leader Isnilon Hapilon and two members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) under top leaders Furuji Indama and Nurhasan Jamiri surrendered to the government, as combat operations are being intensified in Basilan.
They identified themselves as Abu Sayyaf Group members .
The Abu Sayyaf group has been listed as a terrorist organisation by the United States and the Philippines.
Abu Sayyaf Group, al-Qaida, al-Qaida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb, Jabhat al-Nusra, Jamiat ul-Ansar and Jemaah Islamiyah have all been re-listed as terrorist organisations following careful consideration of advice from Australias security agencies.
ZAMBOANGA (CyHAN)- Government troops assaulted the Abu Sayyaf group on Saturday in southern Philippine province of Sulu and seriously wounded its sub-leader involved in the kidnapping of a German couple last year.
Four members of the Abu Sayyaf group were also killed in the firefight, Cenabre, the commander of a marine brigade in the area, said in a report.
The United States has deployed troops to the southern Philippines to support and advise the Philippine military in its fight against the Abu Sayyaf group.
Among those who escaped are believed to be several key members of the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group.