Khadafy Janjalani

individual

Overview

  • Current leader of the Philippine terrorist group Abu Sayyaf

Khadafy Janjalani (a.k.a. Daf, Pek) is the younger brother of Abduragak Abubakar Janjalani, the founder of Abu Sayyaf, an Islamic militant organization based in the Philippines with heavy connections to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda. After a power struggle following his brother’s death in 1998, Khadafy Janjalani took over the organization. Under his reign, numerous civilian murders and kidnappings have occurred in the name of Abu Sayyaf.

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