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National Anti-Terror Agency officials said that the army will begin assisting the police and the Detachment 88 antiterrorism squad to combat a "third generation" of terrorists emerging in 14 of the country's 33 provinces. Within the past two years, over 700 terrorists have been arrested and others have been shot, and a terror training camp in Aceh was dismantled.
Detachment 88, the national antiterrorism force, arrested five suspects in Jakarta and two in Surabaya who were allegedly engaged in terrorist activities in the two cities as well as smuggling weapons into Indonesia from the Philippines.
An Indonesian court has begun the trial of Abu Tholut, a senior Jemaah Islamiyah operative. Tholut procured M-16 assault rifles and other weapons for a training camp run by al Qaeda in Aceh.
A court found Abu Bakar Bashir guilty of "committing a criminal act of terrorism" by supporting a terrorist group in Aceh, and sentenced him to 15 years in prison. Bashir is the co-founder and spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah.
Police arrested 16 "terrorist suspects" over the past five days who were involved in the shooting of policemen. The suspects were detained in Pekalongan, Kutai Kertanegara, Jakarta, Central Sulawesi, and Bandung.
Police arrested six members of he so-called "Islamic State of Indonesia" during a raid in Ungaran in Central Java. Jemaah Islamiyah leader Abu Bakir Bashir accused the court of jailing him at the behest of the United States.
Police are hunting for members of a terrorist group in Cirebon who were planning to attack a mosque on a military base and several police stations. Two members of the group have been killed and 13 more have been detained.
Counterterrorism police believe they killed Sigit Qordhowi during a gunfight in Sukoharjo, Central Java last weekend. Sigit is a suspect in the December 2010 attack on a police station as well as several church bombings. He has also appear in a jihadist propaganda tape.