BIFF has not sent men to ISIS, says AFP
MANILA, Philippines – Even with their pledge of allegiance to terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters has no links with ISIS and has not dispatched members to join the group, a military official said.
Major General Edmundo Pangilinan, 6th Infantry Division, said Tuesday that they are closely monitoring the activities of BIFF following the group’s declaration.
“There are no activities, except for the pronouncement of Abu Misry Mama showing their support for ISIS,” Pangilinan said.
Abu Misry is the spokesperson of the BIFF.
In August, Abu Misry said that the BIFF supports ISIS through several videos posted on YouTube.
He added that the BIFF has not sent any of its members to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS.
Pangilinan said that even though BIFF does not have links with ISIS it does have links with Jemaah Islamiyah, a terror group that mainly operates in Southeast Asia.
“What we monitored, though, was that these BIFF members are linked with the JI,” Pangilinan said.
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