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US tracing JI links with South rebels

Tsunami aid, school donations probed. The United States is tracking possible links between the violence in the deep South of Thailand and the regional terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah, a US State Department official said. Celina Realuyo, director of Counterterrorism Finance Programmes, said intelligence reports indicated there were links between the Indonesian group and insurgents in Thailand and Malaysia. “We’re now closely keeping an eye on the terrorists movement in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia and Thailand,” she told a security seminar. Washington’s targets included some groups in Malaysia who had donated money to Islamic schools in Thailand. Financial transactions and money laundering in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries were also being examined. Full Story

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