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Police is tracking terrorism funding for Jakarta bombings

Posted in arrested terrorists, counterterrorism, funding, terrorist attacks with tags , , , , , on August 31, 2009 by admin

Jakarta Post:

An police official has said the force is cooperating with foreign agencies to track down sources of funding for the July 17 bombing of two hotels in Jakarta after they found indications of Muhammad Jibril’s involvement with al-Qaeda and the bombings.

“The police are working with foreign agencies to establish the international link behind the terrorist acts,” head of counter terrorism at the Coordinating Ministry for Legal, Political and Security Affairs, Insp. Gen. (ret) Ansyaad Mbai, told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.

Police Chief General Bambang Hendarso Danuri said Friday that police had evidence of Jibril’s involvement with al-Qaeda.

“So far we have seen the preliminary signs of Jibril’s involvement with al-Qaeda. However, we should wait for more details as it may link to other groups as well.

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Prince of Jihad” Mohammed Jibril, arrested

Posted in arrested terrorists, funding with tags , , , , , , , on August 28, 2009 by admin

INDONESIA Mohamad Jibril, “mastermind” of the attacks on Jakarta hotels, arrested – Asia News

Indonesian security forces have arrested Mohamad Jibril, who is suspected of having masterminded the massacres in Marriott and Ritz Carlton Hotel on 17 July in Jakarta. The arrest was carried out yesterday while the man – also known as Muhamad Ricky Ardhan – was travelling to the house of his father in Pamulang in the regency of South Tangerang, a suburb of the capital.

Jibril is director of an information portal, a point of reference for the local Islamic community. He apparently has two birth certificates, which bear different places and times. According to the first he was born in the province of South Borneo December 3, 1979, in the second he was born in East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara province, on 28 May 1989. The police spokesman added that “he is suspected of collecting funds from abroad” to finance the Islamic extremist movement. – Indonesian police say bomb suspect was Al-Qaeda member

(Jibril was) known on the Internet as the “Prince of Jihad”

The source of the funds is not known, but police have said they are investigating whether the money came from Al-Qaeda brokers in the Middle East or South Asia, among other possible donors.

Mohammed Jibril studied Islam in Karachi, southern Pakistan, where he joined an Al-Qaeda-affiliated group known as Al-Ghuraba, or The Foreigners, according to analysts such as the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG).

Al-Ghuraba was set up in 1999 by Hambali, the Indonesian alleged point-man for Al-Qaeda in Southeast Asia who is in US custody at Guantanamo Bay, analysts said.

It trained Southeast Asian members of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) regional terror network blamed for the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, and served as a conduit between JI and Al-Qaeda.

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