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Philippines Announces Capture of Senior JI Figure

The Philippines said on Sunday it has captured one of the top operatives of Southeast Asian militant Islamic group Jemaah Islamiah. Defense Secretary Eduardo Ermita said Taufik Rifqi was arrested on Oct. 2 in a hotel in Cotabato city on the southern island of Mindanao, where the military is battling a host of Muslim rebel groups fighting for an Islamic state. “It seems he is no. 3 in Southeast Asia,” Ermita said of Rafqi’s rank in Jemaah Islamiah, which has been blamed for last year’s bombings on the Indonesian resort island of Bali and accused of links with Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network. Full Story

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