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A court sentenced seven members of al Qaeda in Aceh to jail terms of up to eight years. The al Qaeda operatives were planning to carry out assassinations and attack Westerners in Mumbai-styled terror attacks in Jakarta.
Police charged Abu Bakar Bashir, Jemaah Islamiyah's spiritual leader, with inciting terrorism due to his involvement with an al Qaeda camp in Aceh. Bashir can receive the death sentence if convicted.
Police arrested wanted Jemaah Islamiyah operative Abu Tholut during a raid at his home in Central Java. Tholut has been involved in multiple bombings in Indonesia, established a training camp in Aceh, and is involved in fundraising and recruiting and training terror cells.
Fadli Sadama, the Jemaah Islamiyah operative detained in Malaysia and deported to Indonesia, was plotting to assassinate Chevron executives and shoot foreign tourists. Sadama is a member of the Indonesian Mujahidin Group and planned on traveling to Thailand to train the Pattani United Liberation Organization.
Indonesian authorities arrested Joko Daryono, alias Thoyib, for his role as treasurer for the terror-sponsor organization Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid. Founded by the radical Islamist cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, JAT is responsible for funding and assisting terror groups based in Aceh.
Radical cleric Eko Budi Wardoyo has been convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for his roles in the killing of a priest and in a market bombing in Sulawesi that killed 22 people. Wardoyo had provided funding and transport for the perpetrators of both the Sulawesi attacks, all of whom are serving prison sentences.
Indonesian authorities detained a known terror suspect and leader in Aceh after his arrest in Malaysia. Taufik Marzuki, alias Abu Sayyaf, heads the Islamic Defenders Front and Al Qaeda in Pidie, Aceh. He was in Malaysia attempting to acquire weapons and ammunition.
Six Islamists were killed and four wounded in a gunfight with authorities over the weekend. Two were killed in a raid in Dolok Sagala village, northern Sumatra. One officer was wounded during a firefight that killed four Islamists wanted for robbing a bank and attacking a police station.
An Islamist was critically injured when his own bomb exploded as he was driving his bicycle to attack a police station on the outskirts of Jakarta. The bomb exploded prematurely as he was about 100 meters away from the station. The 38-year-old Islamist had written that the attack was "revenge for the infidels who killed Islamic fighters."