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Sayyaf may resume kidnappings
Published on: Monday, August 03, 2020
By: Nikko Fabian
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(File pic) Three Indonesians and a Norwegian rescued by MNLF chairman Nur Misuari (second left) in Sulu in 2017.
Kota Kinabalu: An Islamic militancy expert in Indonesia said the notorious Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) is likely to resume kidnap-for-ransom activities in the Sulu and Celebes seas near the borders of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Southern Mindanao in the Philippines.

Policy Analysis of Conflict (Ipac) Director Sidney Jones said the Sulu-base Filipino terrorists are now cash-strapped and under pressure from security forces.

“Abu Sayyaf  is likely to pick up its piracy  and kidnapping  in the coming  months,” he said during an online forum late last week.

“He stressed and cautioned that there will be more kidnappings and anyone, including Indonesian sailors could be a target”.

 




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