Abu Sayyaf

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a small gang of terrorist thugs claiming to seek a separate Islamic state for the Muslim minority in the Philippines

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Sources said if Usman had really been killed, then al-Qaeda ties with the Abu Sayaf group could be proved.
Increased US involvement in the Philippines, where extremist Muslim separatist group Abu Sayaf is fighting a guerrilla war, has heightened the concern.
It was supplied to the Indonesia-based Islamic Moro Front, which is linked to bin Laden and also to Abu Sayaf, the terrorist group trying to establish a breakaway fundamentalist Muslim regime in the Philippines.
Macrohon is allegedly one of the biggest suppliers of illegal drugs in Barangays Boton and Languyan in Mohamad Ajul municipality, an area in Basilan province known to be protected allegedly by Abu Sayaf Group (ASG).
He is said to be the appointed emir (leader) of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia replacing Abu Sayaf leader Isnilon Hapilon who was killed in the five-month war in Marawi.