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Noun: Abu Sayyaf
  1. 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";
    - Bearer of the Sword

Type of: foreign terrorist organisation [Brit], foreign terrorist organization, FTO, terrorist group, terrorist organisation [Brit], terrorist organization

Encyclopedia: Abu Sayyaf