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Malaysian Police: Jemaah Militants Regrouping

Remnants of the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah (JI) are regrouping and planning more terror attacks in Southeast Asia despite the arrest of their leaders, Malaysia’s police intelligence chief said on Friday. As well as JI, the group blamed for the deadly bombings on Indonesia’s Bali island in 2002, other militant groups including the little-known Indonesian Battalion Abu Bakar (BAB) could also cause trouble, said Mohamad Yusof Abdul Rahman. “Although the threat has subsided, there is a small number who want to continue their jihad struggle like Dr. Azahari Husin,” Yusof told a conference on terrorism, referring to the JI’s suspected master bomb maker. “However, a big group of them are preserving their strength while reorganizing themselves,” he said in a rare speech outlining the work of regional militants.Full Story

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