US re-designates New People’s Army, Abu Sayyaf as terror groups

(From The Philippine Star)

The Communist Party of the Philippines’s armed wing, the New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), as well as the Abu Sayyaf group return to the United States’s list of foreign terrorist organizations, according to a report released Friday (Manila time).

The U.S. State Department's report has dubbed Abu Sayyaf as the most violent terrorist group operating in the Philippines

The U.S. State Department’s report has dubbed Abu Sayyaf as the most violent terrorist group operating in the Philippines

The US Department of State’s Country Reports on Terrorism 2015, released usually every June, named 58 foreign militant organizations linked to terror activities the past year. These groups are also seen to be threats to the security of US nationals, defense, foreign relations and economy.

First put on the list by the State department in 2002, the CPP-NPA was seen to be behind at least four incidents that led to the deaths of Philippine security personnel the past year. Read More



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