They have surpassed the fame (or infamy) of radical Islamist groups in Southeast Asia, like the Jemaah Islamiya
of Indonesia and other Islamic State cells.
Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia (MMI) is an Indonesia-based terrorist group formed in 2000 by Abu Bakar Bashir, leader of the designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and SDGT group, Jemaah Islamiya
Terrorist organizations such as the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), Jemaah Islamiya
(JI), and the New People's Army (NPA), as well as elements associated with the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), including the breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), continued to kill security forces, local government officials, and other civilians.
The targets have worked with a range of terrorist organizations - the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Al-Nusrah Front, Al-Qaeda and its affiliates, and Jemaah Islamiya
- to send financial and material support, and foreign terrorist fighters to Syria and elsewhere, the announcement said.
It has links with Jemaah Islamiya
, the Southeast Asian conduit of the Al Qaida terror network that was once led by the late Osama Bin Laden.
The next day, Atyani and his crew were seen boarding a mini-bus to the island's interior, seeking an interview with Yasser Igasan, an Islamist militant leader with connections to al Qaeda and Southeast Asian militant network Jemaah Islamiya
Its affiliation with other jihadists across Africa might have given the group access to weapons and training, but the kind of ideological interaction with global jihadists who might broaden its target set--the interaction between al-Qa'ida and Jemaah Islamiya
(JI), for example, that helped spawn the Jakarta and Bali attacks--does not appear to have occurred.
OCTOBER 12 2002: Two bombs explode in a busy nightclub area on AUGUST 5 2003: Jemaah Islamiya
- an al-Qaeda- linked group thought to be behind the Bali attack - are blamed for the car bombing of the US-run JW Marriott luxury hotel in Jakarta, killing 12.
Sayyaf militants with links to Jemaah Islamiya
could be behind it.
Police have not said where the money has come from, but are investigating whether it came from Jemaah Islamiya
money men in the Middle East or South Asia.
In 2002, a terrorist group with ties to M Qaeda called Jemaah Islamiya
bombed a nightclub on the predominantly Hindu island of Bali, killing 202 people, most of them tourists from Australia, Britain, and the U.
Most citizens practice a tolerant version of Islam, but a violent fundamentalist group, Jemaah Islamiya
(JI), has waged a series of high-profile attacks starting with the Bali bombing in 2002 that claimed 202 lives.