Darul Islam Sabah: Filipinos among arrested – Malaysian police confirm JI link
Malaysian Police clarify arrest reports
Indonesians, Malaysians , and Filipino’s among those arrested.
Group arrested over a two month period and was a logistics and transportation as well as financial support unit for the Militants of the JI.
 … Police chief Bakri Omar said, ” With their arrests, the police have crushed the underground network of the militant group Darul Islam Sabah who had collaborated with Indonesian militants,” he said. “This group also helped seven Indonesian militants, including Umar Patek and Dul Matin who were involved in the Bali bombings in October 2002, to travel into southern Philippines from Indonesia between 2003 and last March.” …
He downplayed reports of direct ties to AL QAEDA and reduced the number of those reported apprehended from 12 to 11 in his press conference in Kuala Lampur the Malaysian capital.
Earlier reports quoting local Police in Sabah had said a Dozen men where arrested; the Malaysian National Police also claimed the group was arrested over a period of time as long as two months ago – he did confirm that of those caught 2 Filipinos are among the persons currently held and that the arrests took place over the last two months.
Malaysian officials also denied the group had any immediate plans but were more of logistical unit supporting the movement of the terrorists in the region. Weapons including assault rifles were also seized from the group.
Reports say “12 men – six Malaysians, three Indonesians and three Filipinos ” are in custody under the ISA one man a filipino has been released. Identities of those held have not been revealed as of this time.
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