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SE Asia assassination plot

Terrorist Plotting

Event Details
Primary OrganizationJemaah Islamiya1
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda1
Possible Target(s)Public figures
Center of GravityIndonesia
Plot Started 1999
ConnectedOmar al-Farouq1, Yassin Sywal1
Narrative and Notes
ReliableIn 1999, al-Farouq and Yassin attended a meeting to select targets for a series of assassinations. Included were Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri. Yassin was to procure weapons for use in the attacks.

The plot was aborted.1
1Press release JS-700, U.S. Department of Treasury, Sept. 5, 2003.
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