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Jemaah Islamiyah Planning Assassinations

Shifting tactics, an al-Qaida-linked group that staged the deadliest post-Sept. 11 terror bombing is believed to be planning assassinations of Western and regional leaders in Asia, moving away from large-scale strikes against civilian targets, officials told The Associated Press. Increasingly isolated and on the run, Jemaah Islamiyah’s capabilities have been eroded by dozens of arrests, a shortage of funds and divisions within its leadership. As a result, the group isn’t focusing on coordinated attacks like the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people and the 2003 suicide bombing of the J.W. Marriott hotel in Jakarta, which killed 12 people, officials told the AP.Full Story

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