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October 28, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir went on trial in Indonesia on charges of leading the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist group. Scores of supporters of the 66-year-old Bashir were at the courthouse as the bespectacled, gray-haired preacher was brought by police officers wielding M-16 rifles.
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October 28, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir went on trial in Indonesia on charges of leading the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist group. Scores of supporters of the 66-year-old Bashir were at the courthouse as the bespectacled, gray-haired preacher was brought by police officers wielding M-16 rifles.
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April 8, 2003 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
The Jemaah Islamiah terrorist group, which allegedly carried out the deadly Bali bombing on Oct. 12, is suspected of involvement in two recent blasts in the southern Philippines that killed 37 people, Philippine authorities said Monday. National police intelligence chief Roberto Delfin said five alleged members of the militant Muslim group are being sought in an April 2 blast in Davao City that killed 16 people near a crowded wharf.
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September 10, 2004 | Sari Sudarsono and Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writers
As the death toll in Thursday's bombing of the Australian Embassy climbed to nine, police intensified their hunt for the man they believe is the master bomb builder behind the attack: a Malaysian mathematician named Azahari bin Husin. Police said the car bomb, which injured more than 170 people, was the work of the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist network and its explosives expert, Azahari, who allegedly made bombs used in the group's earlier attacks in Bali and Jakarta.
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June 27, 2003 | Sari Sudarsono and Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writers
A jailed member of the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist network testified Thursday that Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir was the group's leader and approved the bombing of churches and a shopping mall in Indonesia. Faiz Abu Bakar Bafana, a Malaysian who allegedly played a key role in Southeast Asian terrorist plots before his 2001 arrest in Singapore, also said Bashir had called a meeting to plan the assassination of Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri.
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June 22, 2003 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
Motivated by hatred of white people and the United States, the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist network has hundreds of operatives trained in bomb-making and continues to pose a threat in at least seven countries, authorities and analysts say. The recent discovery of Jemaah Islamiah terrorist plots in Thailand and Cambodia shows that the group has expanded its operations even as some of its alleged top leaders go on trial in Indonesia for bombing nightclubs and churches.
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July 2, 2003 | From Associated Press
A member of the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist network who is suspected of plotting to crash a plane into Singapore's airport was sentenced to 18 months in prison in Indonesia for immigration violations, officials said Tuesday. A district court in Dumai, on Sumatra island, sentenced Mas Selamat Kastari of Singapore for not having the documents needed to travel in Indonesia but did not rule on whether he should be extradited to Singapore as requested by authorities there, a court official said.
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September 10, 2004 | Sari Sudarsono and Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writers
As the death toll in Thursday's bombing of the Australian Embassy climbed to nine, police intensified their hunt for the man they believe is the master bomb builder behind the attack: a Malaysian mathematician named Azahari bin Husin. Police said the car bomb, which injured more than 170 people, was the work of the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist network and its explosives expert, Azahari, who allegedly made bombs used in the group's earlier attacks in Bali and Jakarta.
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October 24, 2003 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
Philippine authorities said Thursday that they had arrested two international terror suspects, a Jordanian and an Indonesian, who were allegedly involved in financing operations for the Al Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiah terror networks. Officials identified the Jordanian as Mahmoud Afif Abdeljalil, 36, a suspected Al Qaeda operative and close associate of Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law, Mohammed Khalifa, who spread Bin Laden's influence in the southern Philippines during the 1990s.
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July 11, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Indonesian police said they had arrested several senior members of the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist organization. Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Edward Aritonang denied local media speculation that one of the suspects was the group's fugitive leader, Hambali. He declined to give any more details. Jemaah Islamiah has been blamed for twin bombings last year in Bali that killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists. Police have arrested scores of the group's operatives since the Oct. 12 blasts.
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October 24, 2003 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
Philippine authorities said Thursday that they had arrested two international terror suspects, a Jordanian and an Indonesian, who were allegedly involved in financing operations for the Al Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiah terror networks. Officials identified the Jordanian as Mahmoud Afif Abdeljalil, 36, a suspected Al Qaeda operative and close associate of Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law, Mohammed Khalifa, who spread Bin Laden's influence in the southern Philippines during the 1990s.
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July 2, 2003 | From Associated Press
A member of the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist network who is suspected of plotting to crash a plane into Singapore's airport was sentenced to 18 months in prison in Indonesia for immigration violations, officials said Tuesday. A district court in Dumai, on Sumatra island, sentenced Mas Selamat Kastari of Singapore for not having the documents needed to travel in Indonesia but did not rule on whether he should be extradited to Singapore as requested by authorities there, a court official said.
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June 27, 2003 | Sari Sudarsono and Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writers
A jailed member of the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist network testified Thursday that Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir was the group's leader and approved the bombing of churches and a shopping mall in Indonesia. Faiz Abu Bakar Bafana, a Malaysian who allegedly played a key role in Southeast Asian terrorist plots before his 2001 arrest in Singapore, also said Bashir had called a meeting to plan the assassination of Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri.
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June 22, 2003 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
Motivated by hatred of white people and the United States, the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist network has hundreds of operatives trained in bomb-making and continues to pose a threat in at least seven countries, authorities and analysts say. The recent discovery of Jemaah Islamiah terrorist plots in Thailand and Cambodia shows that the group has expanded its operations even as some of its alleged top leaders go on trial in Indonesia for bombing nightclubs and churches.
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April 8, 2003 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
The Jemaah Islamiah terrorist group, which allegedly carried out the deadly Bali bombing on Oct. 12, is suspected of involvement in two recent blasts in the southern Philippines that killed 37 people, Philippine authorities said Monday. National police intelligence chief Roberto Delfin said five alleged members of the militant Muslim group are being sought in an April 2 blast in Davao City that killed 16 people near a crowded wharf.
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October 13, 2006 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
A 34-year-old British man pleaded guilty Thursday to murder conspiracy in what authorities said was a plot to blow up the New York Stock Exchange and other high-profile financial targets across the eastern United States. Computer records also revealed that the plot, still in its infancy, included plans to explode a radioactive "dirty bomb" in Britain capable of causing "injury, fear, terror and chaos," authorities said.
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December 5, 2002 | Tyler Marshall and Sari Sudarsono, Times Staff Writers
The suspected operations chief of the shadowy Southeast Asian terrorist network that is believed to have carried out the deadly Bali bombing in October has been arrested in central Java, police said Wednesday. Ali Gufron, 42, also known as Mukhlas, was seized from a supposed safe house in the town of Solo shortly before midnight Tuesday along with his wife and six other people, authorities said. All of those detained are believed to have links to the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist organization.
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