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Jakarta Post

Terrorists plan to set up base in Aceh: Governor

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 10 2010   /  10:02 am

Terrorist activity in Aceh, where a terror cell reportedly plans to build a new base for their Southeast Asia network, has been under surveillance since last year, according to Aceh Governor Irwandi Yusuf.The governor said eight members of the armed terror group in Aceh Besar regency were initially recruited for a mission in the Gaza Strip.“Intelligence has uncovered their intentions to set up a base for a Southeast Asian terror network, but that plan was implemented only recently,” Irwandi told a media conference in Jakarta on Tuesday.He said the men were sent to Java to undergo training before the Gaza mission, but never left, and were instead recruited by a group for another mission.“The eight Acehnese who underwent additional training in Java are the pioneers of the terror movement in the province. “They underwent basic training including weapons training,” Irwandi said as ...