Jemaah Islamiyah

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Noun1.Jemaah Islamiyah - a clandestine group of southeast Asian terrorists organized in 1993 and trained by al-Qaeda; supports militant Muslims in Indonesia and the Philippines and has cells in Singapore and Malaysia and Indonesia
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Malaya, Malaysia - a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 (KUNA) -- Indonesian police announced on Tuesday arresting the leader of the 'Jemaah Islamiyah' militant network linked to al-Qaeda, the oldest extremist group in the country involved in the Bali bombing 2002.
Sulaymaniyah / NINA /- The Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) in the Kurdistan parliament called to implement the draft resolution issued by the parliament, which provides for the removal of Turkish troops from the territory of the region.
'This is the highest number of seats that Johor PAS is contesting in the state,' he told reporters after the launch of the Johor Gagasan Manifesto for alliance of PAS, Parti Ikatan Bangsa Malaysia (Ikatan) and Barisan Jemaah Islamiyah Se-Malaysia (Berjasa) here tonight.
Neighboring Indonesia, which is likewise predominantly Muslim, has also been faced with the same problem, and early in the past decade struggled with the Jemaah Islamiyah, then known as al Qaeda's Asian arm.
INDONESIA, the world's most populous Muslim nation, has suffered a spate of deadly attacks by the Jemaah Islamiyah network in the past.
A bomb expert once trained by the Jemaah Islamiyah has been arrested in Cotabato by combined forces of the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines, the military said on Friday.
A bomb plot against him in Manila by Jihadist terrorists Jemaah Islamiyah was reportedly thwarted by the Philippines military in January.
Some had trained as part of the Jemaah Islamiyah in camps of the MILF.
Philippine military chiefs said in February 2012 that Zulkifli was among 15 members of the AlQaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah organisations killed in an airstrike on the southern island of Jolo.
Santoso heads a military section of a terrorist cell in Poso linked to Jemaah Islamiyah, which is believed to be the Southeast Asia wing of al-Qaida.
A total of 202 people, including 28 Britons, were killed when the Al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah group detonated bombs at two packed nightspots.