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Southeast Asian Terror Network Regrouping

Damaged but still dangerous, an al-Qaida linked Southeast Asian terror network is regrouping with the help of porous borders, rising fanaticism and new recruits, officials told The Associated Press ahead of an anti-terror conference here. Forced further underground by a police crackdown, dependent on couriers and broken into isolated cells willing to lash out on their own, Jemaah Islamiyah is becoming less predictable, officials said. “JI’s capabilities have been degraded but they have certainly not been defeated,” Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said upon arriving at the conference Tuesday. “There is still a long ways to go and the one thing we shouldn’t become is complacent.” Full Story

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