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Yassin Sywal

Jemaah Islamiya Terrorist Operations Planner

AffiliationJemaah Islamiya1
RoleTerrorist Operations Planner1
SupervisorOmar al-Farouq
Alias(es)Salim Yassin2, Mochtar Yasin Mahmud2, Abdul Hadi Yasin2, Muhamad Mubarok2, Muhammad Syawal2
Alias(es)Abu Seta2, Mahmud2, Abu Muamar2
Date of Birth19722
HistoryVeteran of Afghanistan-Soviet civil war (1980-1989)1
HistoryAttended training camp in postwar Afghanistan (1990-2001)1
Narrative and Notes
  • U.S. government froze assets on Sept. 5, 2003.
  • Trained at Khaldan camp, Afghanistan in the 1980s or 1990s.
  • Son-in-law of JI founder Abdullah Sungkar.
  • Worked with Omar al-Farouq to recruit and train fighters for combat in Sulawesi, Indonesia.
  • Took part in abortive plot to assassinate Indonesian President Megawait Sukarnoputri.1
    1 Press release JS-700, U.S. Department of Treasury, Sept. 5, 2003.
    2 U.S. frozen assets list, April 25, 2006.
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