MIT has become the umbrella group for Indonesian militants. While terrorism experts said MIT is still some time away from becoming a more organized group, its connections and Santoso’s extremist aspirations are troubling to authorities. Although the group has evaded an intense crackdown by the authorities, it has been linked to lethal attacks on policemen, and produced homemade bombs. Authorities believe the group has recruited skilled members, such as those with IT knowledge, to hack into websites, and this group has tried making connections to Al-Qaeda. MIT’s link to JI comes through Santoso, who was the field commander of Jemaah Ansharut Tauhid (JAT), JI’s successor group, which was behind the Bali bombings.VideoVideo: 2013 New video message from Mujāhidīn of Indonesia Timur: “Message to the Muslims in Poso” This video marks the first documentation of Santoso with a clear image recorded. With ENGLISH translations.Video: 2013…
Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT)
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