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    Abu Misry Mama (front L), spokesman of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) a splinter group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) that still wants independence, along with colleagues shout Allah Akbar (God is Great) after an interview with selected members of the media in Maguindanao, in southern island of Mindanao on March 28, 2014

    Daesh-Linked Group Threatens Philippines With New Terror Attacks

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    Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) militant group, linked with the Daesh, also known as ISIL/The Islamic State, warned that they would continue deadly terror attacks in retaliation for government counterterrorism efforts, local media reported Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) On December 23-25, BIFF militants conducted a series of terror attacks in the country, killing at least eight innocent people and allegedly destroying and damaging several power grid facilities.

    BIFF reported that the attacks were the result of government activities against jihadist groups in country's southern island of Mindanao and warned of more attacks in the near future, The Philippine Star, a local English language newspaper reported.

    The newspaper added that the militants aimed to show that they opposed the central government and had enough power to struggle against it.

    The leaders of the BIFF, fighting for the Islamisation of the mostly Christian Philippines, have previously expressed allegiance to Daesh, which is outlawed in many countries, including Russia and the United States.

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