Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF)

The BIFF is a group of radical armed Muslims espousing independence in the Southern Philippines. Headed by Ustadz Ameril Umbra Kato, the group is considered responsible for the majority of attacks in the province of Maguindanao.


Video: 2013  Significant and revealing video from BIFF's spokesman Abu Misry Mama including who is in control and relations with the MNLF.

Video: 2011 exclusive interview with BIFF Leader Amiril Umra Kato

Attacks on military camps

The BIFF is displaying its capabilities to create a full-scale conflict and undermine efforts to bring permanent peace in the Southern Philippines, particularly in Central Mindanao where BIFF and MILF base their largest forces. The radical group, which vowed to not settle for anything but an independent Muslim state, simultaneously attacked power facilities and the Army’s 1st Mechanized Brigade military camps and detachments in five towns in the provinces of Maguindanao and North Cotabato in 2012.

Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), also known as Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement, BIFM is an active group formed c. 2008.

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