The Abu Sayyaf group, originally devoted to the establishment of a radical Islamic state in the Philippines through terrorism, has been fragmented and reduced to banditry by the Philippine military response. Nonetheless, especially by virtue of its inherent maritime capability, it is an important part of the maritime terrorist threat facing Southeast Asia.
Banlaoi, Rommel C.
"Maritime Terrorism in Southeast Asia—The Abu Sayyaf Threat,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 58
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol58/iss4/7