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Jemaah wants to bring rebel groups together

Monday’s terrorist attacks in Makati, Davao and General Santos cities have thrust the Jemaah Islamiah into the limelight again. The country’s security authorities strongly suspect that the near-simultaneous bombings were orchestrated by the JI, using its links with such terrorist groups as the Abu Sayyaf and Balik Islam. As an integral part of the al-Qaeda network in Southeast Asia, the Jemaah Islamiah is believed to be trying to bring other rebel groups in Mindanao under its sphere of influence. The JI has long been suspected of having forged an alliance with the Abu Sayyaf, the most active terror group operating in the country. Full Story

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