Abdullah Sunata created the al Qaeda in Aceh cell and served as “a bridge” between Jemaah Islamiyah and the Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf Group.
US, Philippines rethink anti-terror tactics
Five civilians, five Philippine Marines, and a policeman were killed as Abu Sayyaf Group fighters attacked in the southern city. The brother of a known terror leader was among the four Abu Sayyaf Group fighters also killed.
Philippine Marines killed Albader Parad during clashes in the southern province of Sulu. Parad was wanted by the US.
The US has a $1 million bounty on Abdul Basit Usman for conducting attacks that murdered civilians. He is thought to have been killed in a strike on Jan. 14.
US warns of possible attack in Malaysia’s Sabah