Original CellSince April 2014, Malaysian police have arrested 11 people (eight men and three women) suspected of being part of a jihadist network, the Kuala Lumpur Cell. They were arrested near Kuala Lumpur and in Kedah. The group is accused of planning militant attacks inside and outside Malaysia as well as recruiting fighters to support jihadist groups in Syria, using humanitarian assistance work in Syria as cover. Police said they had received military-style training and were raising funds for attacks in Malaysia and other countries. The arrested are between the ages of 20 and 56, did not hold regular jobs and included students, odd-job workers, a young widow and professionals. A leader of the group is an "ustaz" (an Islamic teacher). On 23 May 2014, Malaysian courts charged three men and a woman from the cell with encouraging terrorism in Syria and they remain in custody pending ongoing investigations. In addition, two members of the cell are also in custody whilst five…
Islamic State Malaysia, Indonesia & Philippines (IS, ISMIP, ISISMIP, JAKDN)-- Kuala Lumpur Cell / Katibah Nusantara Lid Daulah Islamiyyah / Malay archipelago unit for ISEA / Majmu'ah al Arkhabiliy / Jamaah Ansar Khilalaf Daulah Nusantara
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