abu sayyaf - definitions and synonyms

abu sayyaf noun

  1. ( also written as Abu Sayyaf )

    English Meaning: 

    : a small gang of terrorist thugs claiming to seek a separate Islamic state for the Muslim minority in the Philippines; uses bombing and assassination and extortion and kidnapping

    Example Sentenses:

    • In 2001 Abu Sayyaf kidnapped twenty people and beheaded one of the American captives