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Philippines Uncovers Financial Network Linked to al-Qaida

Philippine security forces say they have uncovered a financial network used by Jemaah Islamiyah to fund terrorist attacks in Southeast Asia. Officials traced the source of the money to the al-Qaida terrorist network. The government says the anti-terrorism task force has traced $25,000 sent to Jemaah Islamiyah operatives in the southern Philippines from the al-Qaida terrorist network. A key suspect is in custody, Jordan Mamso Abdullah, a Filipino currency trader believed to have received the funds. Philippine Defense Secretary Eduardo Ermita says Mr. Abdullah gave authorities valuable information about Jemaah Islamiyah operations in the Philippines. Full Story

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