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Philippines Terrorism 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Philippines Terrorism 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Terrorist groups - home based:
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG):
aim(s): establish an Islamic State in the Philippines' Mindanao Island and the Sulu Archipelago, and ultimately, an Islamic caliphate across Southeast Asia
area(s) of operation:
southern Philippines in Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago region (April 2018)
Communist Party of the Philippines/New People's Army (CPP/NPA):
aim(s): destabilize the Philippines' economy to inspire the populace to revolt against the government and, ultimately, overthrow the Philippine Government
area(s) of operation:
operates throughout most of the country, primarily in rural regions, with its strongest presence in the Sierra Madre Mountains, rural Luzon, Visayas, and parts of northern and eastern Mindanao; maintains cells in Manila, Davao City, and other metropolitan areas (April 2018)
Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS) network in Philippines:
aim(s): replace the Philippine Government with an Islamic state and implement ISIS's strict interpretation of sharia
area(s) of operation:
Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago region (April 2018)

Terrorist groups - foreign based:
Jemaah Islamiyah (JI):
aim(s): enhance its networks in the Philippines and, ultimately, overthrow the Philippine Government and establish a pan-Islamic state across Southeast Asia
area(s) of operation:
maintains an operational and recruitment presence, especially in the south (April 2018)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Philippines on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Philippines Terrorism 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Philippines Terrorism 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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