01 December 2015
Abu Wardah, better known as Santoso, is believed to be behind several terror attacks since 2012, including skirmishes with security forces during which police officers and people in Central Sulawesi were killed.
The head of the East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT) is now the country’s most wanted terrorist.
Last year, he pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict had, in an April report, tagged Santoso as an ambitious, if somewhat inexperienced, terrorist.
… In 2012, Santoso called himself “Abu Mus’ab Al-Zarqawi Al Indunesi”, commander of the “East Indonesia Mujahidin Commandos”, and declared all-out war on the Detachment 88 counter-terrorism unit, said Dr Kumar Ramakrishna, head of policy studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, in a report then.
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Last updated on 01/12/2015