Indonesia’s Terror Network

Three events in the past two weeks show the social network behind Indonesia’s largest terrorist attacks may be damaged but is far from dead.  Last Friday, Indonesian police killed two alleged terrorists after raiding their safehouse on the outskirts of Jakarta. A day earlier, the country’s highest counterterrorism official linked a Frenchman allegedly involved in a bombing outside its Paris embassy to the same terror network which carried out Indonesia’s deadliest attacks since the 2002 Bali bombings.  Less than two weeks earlier, authorities killed terrorists and foiled what may have been a 3rd Bali attack.  All these show the evolution of the Darul Islam social movement, a network that has had three regenerations, including Jemaah Islamiyah or JI.


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