With three Nov-Dec 2016 high-profile bombing plots linked to him, Bahrun Naim and his network are the Islamic State’s main weapon in Indonesia.Naim has operated mainly from Syria, likely Raqqa, since early 2015, and is beyond Indonesian law. He provides funds from various financiers abroad. He provides bomb-making instruction and operational schemes. He is a social media propagandist and tech-savvy communicator who radicalizes and recruits from a considerable pool of Indonesian Muslims, including poor youth in religiously conservative Solo and migrant workers.Naim has been linked to roughly a dozen attempts to attack targets in Indonesia, with several being ambitious, hard targets. In late fall 2016, he plotted the first female suicide bombing attempts.Jamaah Ansharut Daulah: Main branch of the Islamic State in IndonesiaBy July 2016 it was widely known that he had a lead role in creating a loose network around the Solo area of Central Java, where he grew up. This network is linked to…
Bahrun Naim Cell Network (Jemaah Ansharut Daulah in Java, Indonesia /JAD / IS Indonesia) - CELL PROFILE
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