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Terror groups stealing tsunami funds

Militants in Indonesia are taking advantage of the devastation caused by the Dec 26 tsunami by stealing relief funds and extending their networks, an expert on terrorism said yesterday. The disaster “gave unprecedented opportunities for these groups to expand their areas of influence,” said Rohan Gunaratna, a terrorism researcher at Singapore’s Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies. “Charities are a primary source of income for these groups,” he said in Singapore at a conference on fighting terrorism funding. Full Story

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