Abu Sayyaf Group’s Changing Use of the Maritime Space

Philippines Navy counter terrorism operation
U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David M. Votroubek

Several recent interdictions of Abu Sayyaf fighters at sea highlights how military pressure may be causing a shift in how and where the group uses the maritime space. A recent article in The Diplomat by Stable Seas explores the shifting geographic distribution of the group’s activities, the importance of civilians as sources of maritime domain awareness, and what can be done to help mitigate the risk. 

You can read the full article here