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Abu Sayyaf

Austin Farrow Tyler Sloan Smiths class Terrorist Group

Austin Farrow

on 23 April 2010

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Abu Sayyaf ASG Designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization on October 8, 1997 They engage in kidnapping for ransom, bombings, beheadings, assasinations, and extortion The stated goal is to promote an independent Islamic state in western extortion. The first leader Abdurajak Abudakar Janjalani was killed in a clash with Philippine police December 1998 After the death of his brother, Khadaffy Janjalni became the nomnial leader of the ASG In September, 2006 Janjalani was killed in a gun battle with the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Radullah Sahiron is assumed to be the new ASG leader. First large scale action was a raid on the town of Ipil in Mindanao in April 1995. April 2000, an ASG faction kidnapped 21 persons, including ten Western tourists, from a resort in Malaysia. May 2001 they kidnapped and killed many tourists such as U.S. citizen Guillermo Sobero and U.S. National Filipina Deborah Yap. ASG is funded through acts of ransom and extortion, and recieves funding from both regional terrorist groups such as Jermaah Islamiya, based in Indonesia. They appealed for funds and recruits on YouTube by featuring a video of the Janjalani brothers before they were killed. Abdurajak Abudakar Janjalani Khadaffy Janjalani
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