Abduragak Abubakar Janjalani

individual

Overview

  • Founder of the Philippine terrorist group Abu Sayyaf

Abduragak Abubakar Janjalani was the founder of Abu Sayyaf, an Islamic militant organization based in the Philippines with heavy connections to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda. Janjalani, who was a vereran of the Islamic mujahideen movement fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan, was killed during a firefight with Philippine police in 1998.

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