Indonesia: August 5, 2004


Police revealed that they had arrested six Jemaah Islamiah suicide bombers, who were awaiting orders for a series of attacks. The men have been under interrogation since their capture. Documents (including letters) captured with the men, along with interrogation results, confirmed their purpose, but did not reveal what their future mission was to be. The men were captured in a safe house 400 kilometers east of the capital. Some of the men had been involved in the 2002 Bali bombing, and the attack on the Marriott Hotel in Jakarta last year. 

Other evidence indicates that Jemaah Islamiah is switching from mass murder to assassination of senior government leaders, both Indonesian and foreign. The mass attacks have made Jemaah Islamiah less popular, and this led to more people willing to provide information to the police about terrorist activity. Jemaah Islamiah has seen dozens of it's members turned in via these tips since the 2002 Bali bombings. 


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