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September 23, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Pakistani police said they had captured the younger brother of Hambali, Osama bin Laden's alleged point man in Southeast Asia, in an arrest that may help unravel Al Qaeda's links to the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist group. Rusman Gunawan, an Indonesian, was among 17 students detained Saturday in raids on three Islamic schools in Karachi. Hambali, 39, whose real name is Riduan Isamuddin, was arrested Aug. 11 in Thailand.
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.
December 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
A judge Wednesday sentenced one of Asia's top suspected terrorists, Hambali, and several associates to life imprisonment for attempting to strike Western targets in Cambodia. Judge Ya Sokhan convicted the men on charges of "attempted premeditated murder with the goal of terrorism." Hambali and two men identified as Rousha Yasser and Ibrahim were sentenced in absentia. Hambali was arrested in Thailand in 2003 and is being held by U.S. authorities at an undisclosed location.
December 29, 2004 | From Associated Press
Prosecutors opened their case Tuesday against seven men accused of plotting to bomb Western targets in Cambodia, but three of the key suspects -- including Asia's top terrorism suspect, Hambali -- were being tried in absentia. Prosecutor Yet Chakriya accused the seven defendants of "attempted premeditated murder with the goal of terrorism," which carries a sentence of life imprisonment.
November 9, 2002 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
The attackers who planned the Oct. 12 car bombing in Bali hoped to kill a large number of Americans and were disappointed that the main foreign victims were Australians, the head of the investigation said Friday. Based on what he said was the confession of a suspect who has admitted helping place the bomb, Police Maj. Gen. Made M. Pastika said the attackers were seeking revenge for perceived injustices suffered by Muslims at the hands of Americans.
January 21, 2003 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
One of Southeast Asia's most wanted terrorism suspects, an Indonesian cleric known as Hambali, helped initiate and finance the devastating Oct. 12 Bali bombing, the chief investigator said Monday. Police Gen. I Made Mangku Pastika, who heads the Bali probe, said Hambali helped fund the attack on two nightclubs on the island by passing $35,500 to an intermediary, who then gave it to the confessed coordinator of the attack.
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.
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.
May 10, 2003 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
Two bombs that destroyed a nightclub district and killed 202 people on the island of Bali in October were detonated by suicide bombers, prosecutors allege in a new document prepared for the first major trial in the bombing case. According to the indictment of Amrozi bin H.
April 13, 2007 | Josh Meyer, Times Staff Writer
Two men accused of being top Al Qaeda operatives have denied playing any role in the Sept. 11 attacks or other terrorist plots, and one of them has told U.S. military officials that he deserves leniency for providing "vital information" in the U.S.-led counter-terrorism campaign in the four years since his capture in Pakistan. U.S. authorities accuse Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, also known as Ammar al-Baluchi, of being a close associate of Sept.
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