Jemaah Islamiya creates a new subdivision for Poso PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Organizational Activity

Date: October 19, 2002

Location: Poso

Actors: Jemaah Islamiya

Event: Just one week after the nightclub bombings in Bali perpetrated by Jemaah Islamiya, a new wakalah, or subdivision of JI is created for Poso. A Javanese man, Hasanuddin, who had been a star student at the JI training academy in Mindanao (a war-torn area of the southern Philippines) is chosen to become the leader. He makes Tanah Runtuh in Poso City the nerve center of jihadi activity and is quickly wed to Adnan Arsal's daughter.

Source: ICG Report 2007