The Solicitor General has claimed that there are 20 different terrorist groups with hyperlinks to the Islamic State moreover Abu Sayyaf, the Maute Group and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).
The authorities’s prime lawyer Jose Calida made the declare on the Supreme Court to justify the proclamation of martial legislation throughout the island of Mindanao.
“The survival of the State hangs in the balance,” he mentioned in the memorandum submitted to the Supreme Court right now (Monday, June 19).
According to his 85-page memorandum, these lesser recognized groups are:
1 Ansar Dawiah Fi Filibbin
2 Rajah Solaiman Islamic Movement
three Al Harakatul Islamiyah Battalion
four Jama’at Ansar Khilafa
5 Ansharul Khilafah Philippines Battalion
6 Bangsamoro Justice Movement
7 Khilafah Islamiya Mindanao
eight Abu Sayyaf Group (Sulu faction)
9 Syuful Khilafa Fi Luzon
10 Ma’rakah Al-Ansar Battalion
11 Dawla Islamiyyah Cotabato
12 Dawlat Al Islamiyah Waliyatul Masrik
13 Ansar Al-Shariyah Battalion
14 Jamaah al-Tawhid wal Jihad Philippines
15 Abu Dujanah Battalion
16 Abu Khubayn Battalion
17 Jundallah Battalion
18 Abu Sadr Battalion
19 Jamaah Al Muhajirin wal Anshor
20 Balik-Islam Group
Mr Calida mentioned the riot being waged by these groups was an ongoing — and rising — hazard to public security.
He additionally mentioned the 20 groups had already launched assaults in Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga and Davao and their predominant goal was independence for Mindanao.
He added that there had already 43 violent assaults by the groups, primarily involving improvised explosive units (IED). They have been additionally concerned in kidnapping and extortion, he mentioned.
“In determining whether sufficient factual basis exist, this honourable Court should not limit itself to the tragic Marawi siege. The vicious and destructive acts by these groups against the military and the civilian populace are numerous and continuous, and have been taken into account by President Duterte before issuing Proclamation No. 216,” he instructed the excessive court docket.
Mr Calida additionally urged the Supreme Court to take account of the truth that combating had been steady in Marawi for 30 days.
“This alone is proof enough that the goal of these lawless elements is not merely to sow fear and panic to the populace, but to actually establish a stronghold in the Mindanao region and deprive duly-constituted authorities of their powers and prerogatives,” he mentioned.