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Parlindungan Siregar

Al-Qaeda Trainer

AffiliationSpanish al-Qaeda cell1
AffiliationJemaah Islamiya1
Alternate Spelling(s)Parlin Siregar, Saleh Parlindungan Siregar
Date of BirthApril 25, 19572
Alternate Date of BirthApril 25, 19672
Narrative and Notes
  • Parlin Siregar is an Indonesian engineer identified by Spanish authorities as a close associate of an al-Qaida cell in Spain.
  • Siregar has also been involved in al-Qaida training activities in Indonesia, according to the same authorities.
  • Siregar, who studied engineering in Spain, was associated with the Spanish al-Qaida cell led by Barakat Yarkas. Spanish authorities arrested 11 members of that cell in November 2001. During the course of their investigation, Spanish authorities uncovered evidence indicating that Siregar led an al-Qaida training camp in Sulawesi, Indonesia.
  • Siregar is alleged by Spanish authorities to have arranged for several hundred al-Qaida operatives from Europe, including Yarkas, to travel to Indonesia for training.1
    1 Press release JS-700, U.S. Department of Treasury, Sept. 5, 2003.
    2 U.S. Frozen Assets list, April 2006.
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