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Abu Sayyaf / Philippine Rebel Loadout

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Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the MNLF are the largest militant muslim separatist groups in the Southern Philippines. For over 30 years, they have been waging a guerilla war against the majority Christian Philippine Government (the Philippines is the only country in Asia where over 90% of the country is Christian: 99% Roman Catholic). They deny having links with Abu Sayyaf due to the ASG's use of kidnapping for ransom and attacks against civilians.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moro_Islam ... tion_Front

The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) are one of the most wanted muslim terrorist groups. The Abu Sayyef gained infamy for its audacious kidnappings, beheadings and bombings of tourists, Christian missionaries, journalists, NGO's, soldiers and local government workers. The U.S. Department of State has classified the group as a terrorist entity with claimed alliances to Al Qaeda.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Sayyaf


CLOTHING
Like all insurgents, Philippine muslim fighters wear primarily civilian clothing. This allows them to hide their tactical gear and more easily 'blend in' with the native population to spy, sneak-attack and to escape the military forces and law enforcement.

WEAPONS
Unlike most of the world's insurgents, Philippine guerilla's weapons aren't AK's and RPG's but M16's. Abu's weapons of choice are captured or black-market Philippine Army weapons, to take advantage of battlefield pickup. They are well equipped with M16A1's, M16A2's, XM733's, M14's and M243 SAW's. AGU forces are better armed than most guerilla groups due to the large ransoms they have procured through kidnappings.


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Martin and Gracia Burnham's Kidnapping
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