Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT)

Pledge to ISIn 2016 a video was uploaded to YouTube, showing Santoso, alias Abu Wardah reading an oath of loyalty to al-Baghdadi. In the video, Santoso was seen wearing a white gamis  and black turban. He was standing in the middle of a group of men. One of them held the IS flag and many were armed with M-16 rifles. Though it is unclear when MIT actually released the video, authorities have geolocated it to Gunung Biru, Poso Pesisir, and time stamped it on June 3, 2014.Video: Uploaded to You Tube 24 January 2016, pledge of MIT to Islamic State, authorities have geolocated it to Gunung Biru, Poso Pesisir, and time stamped it on June 3, 2014StrengthThough MIT was originally estimated at 41 cadre, recent arrests and deaths have reduced the membership to 27, including two women.  One Uyghur member of MIT was shot in the village of Pantangolemba on 24 April 2016. The man was later identified as Mus'ab, a.k.a. Mustafa Genc. (See additional posts under…

Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT), also known as East Indonesia Mujahideen, Santoso Group, East Indonesia Holy Warriors is an active group formed c. 2010.
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