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  • Indonesia 'foils plot to attack US missions'

    10/27/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies
    (AFP) via ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2012 - 17H48 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Indonesian anti-terror police, Densus 88 secure a terror suspect's house during a raid in Mojosongo, Solo in Central Java. Indonesian police have arrested 11 members of an Islamic group allegedly planning attacks on American diplomatic missions, a spokesman says." SNIPPET: "The group had planned to hit the US embassy and a US consulate, as well as a building near the Australian embassy in the capital Jakarta that houses the office of American mining giant Freeport-McMoran, police said. Police said they were from a new outfit called HASMI, the Sunni Movement for Indonesian Society, and explosives and a bomb-making manual...
  • Jihadis Online: A Few Thoughts

    07/24/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies
    Society For Internet Research ^ | JULY 5, 2011 | S.O.F.I.R.
    SNIPPET: "I. When considering the matter of jihadis online, remember that most of what we think we know is based on analyses of the comments made by an handful of vocal activists. The vast majority of jihadis online, be they on forums or social networking sites[i], say nothing. Skillful translations and insightful analyses by definition tell us little about this potentially lethal yet silent majority."
  • Five suspected terrorists reported killed in Bali raids

    03/18/2012 2:37:02 PM PDT · by steveo · 5 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 03-18-12 | Peni Widarti and I Wayan Juniarta
    Five suspected terrorists were reportedly killed during police raids at two different locations in Bali late on Sunday. Police have yet to issue an official statement on the nature of the raids and details on the casualties. The first raid took place at around 10:15 p.m. in a budget hotel, Laksmi, on Jl. Danau Poso 99X, Sanur. The area is known as one of the most famous red-light districts in Bali, where people can easily obtain a cheap room from staff at budget hotels who rarely ask for valid identification from their guests. Neighbors said that they heard a burst...
  • Indonesian Counter-Terrorism Forces Reorganized

    09/17/2010 1:05:11 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies
    COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | September 15, 2010 09:07 PM | By Kenneth Conboy
    SNIPPET: "On 15 September, the Indonesian National Police announced that it was reorganizing its counter-terrorim forces as part of a wider restructuring effort. Effective this week, Special Detachment 88, which had previously been part of the detectives division, will now answer directly to the chief of the National Police. Several observers immediately lauded this change, noting that it will enhance transparency associated with foreign funds (mainly from the U.S. and Australia) used to support Special Detachment 88." SNIPPET: "The reorganization involving Special Detachment 88 follows last month's creation of the National Anti-Terrorism Agency (known by the initials BNPT) in Jakarta....
  • The Internet: Avenue For Women Jihadi 'Participation'"

    08/12/2010 11:23:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 1+ views
    EURASIA ^ | TUESDAY, 10 AUGUST 2010 11:48 | By Tuty Raihanah Mostarom and Nur Azlin Mohamed Yasin
    "WRITTEN BY RSIS" SNIPPET: "Analysts of online extremist websites have noticed a recurrent trend of jihadist attempts to engage women in the cyberworld. There also appears to be more women supporters utilising the virtual domain to express their activism." SNIPPET: "While still small in number, women in Southeast Asia are not escaping the attention of the jihadist. A key regional site, and its influential forum has seen a noticeable increase in female ‘participation’ (participation here at the very least referring to females supporting the cause of the extremists). One current celebrity cause is the trial of Putri Munawaroh, the...
  • Terrorists Planned Car Bomb Attacks

    08/09/2010 1:48:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    THE JAKARTA ^ | Mon, 08/09/2010 10:26 AM | Dicky Christanto and Bagus BT Saragih, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
    SNIPPET: "The police arrested two terrorist suspects at the house: Fahri Tanjung, also known as Hilmi, and Hamzah. The police also found chemicals they believed were to be used to make explosives and an activated hand-made high-explosive bomb inside the house. West Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Sutarman said the police detonated the high-explosive bomb on location after failing to defuse it. Books and VCDs on jihad, as well as an air rifle were seized as evidence. One of the VCDs was titled Afghanistan jihad: The journey of the oppressed. Sutarman said the suspects had been involved in acts of...
  • Indonesia Establishes New Counter-Terrorism Agency

    07/28/2010 11:58:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 2+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | July 27, 2010 10:32 AM | By Kenneth Conboy
    SNIPPET: "The new agency, therefore, will focus on ways of more effectively de-radicalizing captured terrorists. Meantime, Special Detachment 88, part of the Indonesian National Police, will continue to be the country’s primary counter-terrorism strike force."
  • Indonesia's Most Wanted Terrorist Captured Alive

    06/23/2010 9:38:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Radio Australia News ^ | Thu, 24 Jun 2010 | Matt Brown
    Indonesian police have reportedly captured the nation's most wanted terrorist suspect in a raid in central java. Earlier reports that Abdullah Sunata was killed in the raid have proved unfounded. Abdullah Sunata is suspected of being a key member of the cell discovered in Aceh earlier this year. He was a veteran of religious conflict in Ambon and Sulawesi and a senior member of the network headed by the late Noordin Mohammad Top. He was previously jailed over his role in the bombing of the Australian Embassy in 2004. And he was arrested along with another man, who'd also been...
  • Arrests Continue in Indonesia

    04/16/2010 2:45:08 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 161+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | April 12, 2010 08:37 PM | By Kenneth Conboy
    SNIPPET: "This past Sunday, six terrorists were captured in Medan, North Sumatra province, by Indonesia's counter-terrorist unit, Special Detachment 88. All were thought to be linked to a paramilitary camp in Aceh that was raided in February and two of them, Pandu Wicaksono Widyan Putro and Bayu Sena, were said to be tied to the twin hotel bombings in Jakarta last July." SNIPPET: "Special Detachment 88 will likely continue its raids in and around Aceh to round up those camp members that have thus far evaded the police dragnet."

    03/10/2010 2:42:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 17 replies · 470+ views
    LONG WAR ^ | March 10, 2010, 12:12 am | by Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "Dulmatin, one of the most wanted al Qaeda-linked terrorists in Southeast Asia, has been confirmed killed, Indonesia's resident Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said during a meeting in Australia." SNIPPET: "Police killed Dulmatin as he attempted to resist arrest during a raid on a doctor's home in the Jakarta suburb of Pamulang on March 9. Dulmatin pulled a handgun and fired a round at counterterrorism police from Detachment 88. Police also killed two other terror suspects during a raid at a nearby Internet cafe [See LWJ report, "Wanted Indonesian terrorist Dulmatin thought killed in raid"]. Dulmatin was a top leader and...
  • New Arrest in Indonesia

    12/25/2009 2:45:15 AM PST · by Cindy · 529+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | December 24, 2009 | By Kenneth Conboy
    SNIPPET: "From Cilacap, Baridin apparently took shelter in Garut district, West Java province, where he acted as a traveling sugar salesman. When he was captured he had a pair of identity cards under aliases." SNIPPET: "Earlier this week, in fact, the newly-promoted head of Special Detachment 88, General Tito Karnavian, stated that there was evidence that the remnants of Jemaah Islamiyah are still attempting to recruit new members despite some of their most aggressive leaders getting killed over the past quarter." December 24, 2009 09:59 AM Print
  • Noordin's aide surrenders

    10/03/2009 12:51:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 2,083+ views
    (AFP) via STRAITS ^ | October 3, 2009 | n/a
    Oct 3, 2009 JAKARTA - A CLOSE aide of slain Malaysian terror leader Noordin Mohammed Top has handed himself in to Indonesian authorities, police said Saturday. National police spokesman Nanan Soekarna said in a text message Aris Ma'ruf, 23, surrendered to police in the Central Java district of Temanggung late Friday after months on the run. 'After interrogation, he was brought to the Central Java police headquarters to be handed over to the Central Java head of Special Detachment 88,' he said, referring to Indonesia's crack US and Australia-backed anti-terror squad.
  • Militant to sue over shooting (You'll LOVE this one!!!)

    06/18/2007 10:41:32 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 6 replies · 753+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 19 June 2007
    INDONESIAN militant Abu Dujana will sue the police, saying he was shot in the thigh by members of an elite anti-terrorist unit after surrendering, one of his lawyers said today. Dujana, who is believed to head a military wing of the South-East Asian militant group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), was captured on June 9 during a police raid in central Java. Lawyer Achmad Michdan said the country's anti-terrorism unit, Detachment 88, had violated the suspect's rights by shooting him after he had surrendered. "We will sue the Indonesian police and Detachment 88 and we will ask the court to examine the...
  • Southeast Asia's most wanted terrorist killed in Java raid

    09/18/2009 2:06:52 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 694+ views
    LONG WAR ^ | September 17, 2009 8:03 AM | By BILL ROGGIO
    Thank you Detachment 88. -Cindy # Nick Grace contributed to this report. PHOTO CAPTION: "A photo of Noordin Mohammed Top after he was killed during a raid in Java. The photo was taken with a cell phone. Photo provided by Nick Grace." SNIPPET: "Southeast Asia’s most wanted al Qaeda-linked terrorist has been killed during an overnight raid by counterterrorism police in Solo in Central Java, Indonesia. Police have confirmed that the elusive Noordin Mohammed Top has been killed along with four other terrorists during the assault on a safe house in Java." SNIPPET: "Within the past 24 hours, Indonesia's elite...

    08/26/2009 9:47:33 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 586+ views ^ | Posted on 26 August 2009 @ 15:03 | n/a
    26 August 2009 INDONESIAN BOMBING SUSPECT A JIHAD MAGAZINE PUBLISHER AND WEBMASTER As of today he's in the custody of Detachment 88. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. First the news reports: • Preacher's son arrested: Mohammad Jibril runs his father's company, Ar-rahmah Media, which publishes religious books and JihadMagz, a glossy 148-page magazine devoted to Islamic fighters and wars across the world. He also set up the militant website,, which posts news in Bahasa Indonesia and English on the Islamic struggle to preserve and spread their religion.
  • Elite squad guns down Bali bomb mastermind

    08/08/2009 9:10:57 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 29 replies · 1,953+ views
    Times Online (article from The Sunday Times) ^ | August 9, 2009 | Dewi Loveard
    AN ELITE Indonesian police squad has killed a man believed to be the most wanted Islamic militant in southeast Asia, Noordin Mohammad Top, who was linked to bombings in Jakarta and on the island of Bali. Officers of Detachment 88 stormed a house amid green rice paddies in central Java yesterday morning, using robot cameras to find their target as they blasted from room to room with grenades. The man made a last stand inside the bathroom as walls shattered around him, screaming out the name, “Noordin Top”, before black-clad marksmen fired volleys of shots into the room, witnesses said....