Author: jarrad96
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Requirements: RHSUSAF, VSM - Accessory, VSM - Uniforms, VSM - Vests and Helmets, RHSAFRF

Version: 1.0.1
Signed: Yes

Short description: A Special Forces Faction, RHS Version [SFF-R] that adds the Philippines terrorist organisation of Abu Sayyaf Group "Bearer of the Sword". The faction is accurate to a 2011-2016 timeline.

Date: 2017-04-18 09:27

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Abu Sayyaf Group [SFF-R]


A Special Forces Faction, RHS Version [SFF-R] that adds the Philippines terrorist organisation of Abu Sayyaf Group "Bearer of the Sword". The faction is accurate to a 2011-2016 timeline.

Note this version is dependant on RHS Escalation. If you would prefer different dependancies there is a SMA version also available. They are not compatible with each other and cannot be enabled at the same time.

The Faction-
Abu Sayyaf are a Muslim Extremist insurgency in the Philippines. They are armed with a mix of firearms, from AK47's, M4A1's and M16 rifles, supported by heavier weapons like PKM's and mortars captured from the Army, or gained in drug trading with the Mexican Cartels.
Uniforms vary, but are usually anything in a neutral color scheme, be that M81 woodland, Tiger stripe or just flat colors. They are well known for making heavy use of IED's (Improvised Explosive Devices) and other traps.

Historical Info-
The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) are a splinter cell from the Moro National Liberation Front (segmented in 1991) and their aim is to establish an independent Islamic State within the Pacific region.

The faction rose in power during the early 2000s after the leader of the ASG formed a personal connection with Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, who assisted them with weapon and training. Since 2014 however, they have changed allegiance to the Islamic State.
The faction primarily funds itself via dealings with the Mexican drug cartels, or via hostage taking from Western nations. They have beheaded hostages whose money was not recieved.

Specialist Elements-
The ASG have a small core force of internationally trained forces, who are equipped with superior gear and weaponry to the main force.
They carry the M16 rifle or M4A1's by standard, and have camo uniforms and access to heavier body armor than the main force. In real life these would be represented by the Al Qaeda trained forces within the faction, rather than the domestically trained main force.

The ASG are supported primarily by light vehicles like technicals and trucks, but also have a sizeable naval force of assault boats and captured civilian sailing vessels. They also have access to a light mortar.

Faction has full Editor, Zeus, Task Force Radio and ALiVE support (faction name ASG ) Also supports ACE3 Medical system. ASG are an INDEP faction.

To install Abu Sayyaf Group [SFF-R] you should use modfolders to keep it seperate from the official game content to prevent issues.
With Arma 3 you can use different ways to set up your modfolders to use custom content you have downloaded.
Please visit the Arma 3 Mod install instructions page for more information about using custom mods and addons in Arma 3.

Included files:

Re-released without IS imagery on the Workshop page.
Removed IS flag from ingame, has been replaced by black version of the Takistani Insurgent flag from Arma 2.


- VSM - Accessory
- VSM - Uniforms
- VSM - Vests and Helmets

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Tags: Abu Sayyaf,   Character,   Faction,   Independent,   Military,   Modern,   Rebel,   Retexture,   Terrorist,   Unit