Islamic State Groups/Threat In Southeast Asia

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AFP, PNP Launch OP Against Ansar Khalifah Philippines-Senior Indonesian Jihadist Allegedly KIA

  • by Study Group Writer
  •  Nov. 27, 2015
  •  5 min read
  •  original
Things are still a bit murky, but a combined-Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)/Philippines National Police (PNP) force went to serve a warrant on Ansar Khalifah Philippines (AKP-formerlly known as “Ansar Khalifah Sarangani”) operations commander Muhammad Jafaar Maguid at one of their camps located in Palembang, Sultan Kadarat. A four hour firefight broke out shortly after the security forces arrived. Interestingly enough AKP leader – and Indonesian jihadist – Ibrahim Ali Sucipto was confirmed at the location. The security forces used the warrant for Maguid to go after Sucipto – the real target. As of this writing the word on the street is that Sucipto was killed, but that remains unconfirmed at this time. Muhammad Jafaar Maguid aka “Tokboy Maguid” is a former MILF-SOG member and protege of the late-Abdul Basit Usman who maintained a very close relationship with the 105th BC over the years (he has family in the unit). Maguid is assessed to have gotten away, although confirmed reporting suggests that he may have been wounded.
Indonesian reportedly among self-proclaimed ‘IS’ fighters slain in Sultan Kudarat clashhttp://www.interaksyon.com/ article/120753/indonesian- reportedly-among-self- proclaimed-is-fighters-slain- in-sultan-kudarat-clash
Indonesian bombmaker among 8 killed in Sultan Kudarat clash?http://www.rappler.com/nation/ 114162-indonesian-bomb-maker- sultan-kudarat-clash
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Muhammad Jafaar Maguid aka “Tokboy Maguid”
Source: The ISIS Study Group
The Government of the Philippines (GPH) is trying their hardest to downplay AKP’s Islamic State (IS) ties, but the truth of the matter is they went after this group and Sucipto specifically because of the ties they claim “doesn’t exist.” We’ve been talking about the rise of pro-IS groups in Southeast Asia since the establishment of our blog and that of AKP especially. The IS links come from AKP’s Indonesian associates – some of which have been to Syria and returned themselves, although there are some noticeable Malaysian associates as well that we’ll get to later. If you want to see what we’re talking about regarding Sucipto, his inner-circle, the Indonesian-Malaysian connection and links to IS, then check out the following:
Black Flag of the Pacific: Unification of Pro-IS Groups in SE Asiahttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 9435
Efforts to Establish an Official Islamic State Affiliate in SE Asia: Myths and Realityhttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 8320
Ansar Khalifah Philippines, the Indonesian Connection and What it Means For SE Asiahttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 8015
Abdul Basit Usman Reported Dead: Chaos to Followhttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 6369
Marwan: The Man. The Myth. The Legend.http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 5509
Muhammad Ali Tambako’s Arrest, Why it Matters and the BOIhttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 5702
Philippines Jihad Update as of 24 FEB 15http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 5107
Marwan’s Death CONFIRMED: What Does it Mean For the Southern Philippines?http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 4628
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The Black Flag of IS flying from a tree at the camp the security forces raided
Source: Rappler
As you can see from the articles posted above, we’ve been writing about this particular topic since the 25 JAN 15 Mamasapano Raid that led to the death of former JSOTF-P HVI#1 Zulkifli bin Hir aka “Marwan.” However, Sucipto’s death (if confirmed) will have a much bigger impact than Marwan’s ever did. The reason we say this is because he was one of the two deputies who served directly under Mustaqim when he was the overall commander overseeing the Indonesian jihadist-run training program in the Southern Philippines during the 90s and early-00s – the other individual being detained-Indonesian jihadist Ahmed Faisal bin Sarijan aka “Zulkifli.” Sucipto was detained in 2003 while in Malaysia with Ahmed Faisal bin Sarijan aka “Zulkifli” and former-Sulu ASG member – now AKP facilitator – Sufian bin Sali. In “Ansar Khalifah Philippines, the Indonesian Connection and What it Means For SE Asia” and “Black Flag of the Pacific: Unification of Pro-IS Groups in SE Asia” (posted above) we discussed their time in jail together. This period was important because it allowed them to establish relationships with Mohd Rafi bin Udin and Yazid Sufaat. Udin and another associate, Mat Sabu, would later be released and go on to Syria, where both individuals are currently serving in Katibah Nusantara aka the “Archipelago Group.” Udin is a former member of Kumpulan Militant Malaysia (KMM), where he and fellow-KMM member Marwan became close associates. As for Mat Sabu, he’s reported to be a one of Archipelago Group commander Bahrumsyah’s go-to guys for doing business with the Malaysian jihadist networks. And as we’ve previously stated, AKP senior member Muhammad Reza Kiram and his wife Ellen Jen Tagulao Barriga have traveled to Northern Syria, where they were received by Udin and are currently serving in the Archipelago Group. Apparently none of that counts as being “IS links” in the eyes of the GPH. The best part is this isn’t new – these are longstanding relationships at work. The following are reports from the early to mid-00s mentioning the aforementioned individuals:
The first historical article, “Report on visit to ISA detainees on 14 June 2005” showed the “inhumane treatment” they received while in Malaysian prison. When you access that article, scroll down to “3rd group.” Once there, you’ll see “Ibrahim Ali aka “Saifullah Ibrahim Sucipto” (these are aliases for Ibrahim Ali Sucipto), Sufian bin Sali (listed as “Sofian Salih”) and “Deni Ofresio” aka “Ahmed Faizol Imam” (otherwise known as Ahmed Faisal bin Sarijan aka “Zulkifli”). Another individual listed in this group – Jessy Panda – is also a currently-serving AKP member that’s heavily involved in the Philippines jihadist prison network. People may also know Panda as “Abdullah Zaini” aka “Dzakwan,” and you can get additional info on him in “Philippines Terrorism: The Role of Militant Islamic Converts.” The third article, “11 aktivis KMM, JI bebas daripada ISA,” lists Udin’s KMM membership.
We assess the reason for the GPH’s downplaying of these links is they’re trying to avoid a negative impact on tourism – as of the serious kidnapping problem isn’t bad enough. Speaking of kidnappings, did you know that AKP provided direct support to the Sulu ASG subgroup known as the “Tanum Group?” Well you do now. The Tanum Group staged out of the same Palembang-Based camp that the AFP/PNP operation occurred that led to the alleged death of Sucipto. There’s actually some deep ties between these two groups. For instance, Sufian bin Sali has a cousin identified as Jung Sali that is reported to have been involved in the Samal Island Kidnapping. Another direct link is Malaysian jihadist Amin Baco aka “Abu Jihad,” who worked closely with Muhammad Reza Kiram in training AKP recruits last year. Baco is currently in Sulu with the Tanum Group. Its worth noting that his wife is the daughter of Tanum Group leader Hatib Sawadjaan.
ASG Releases Video of Norwegian, Filipina and Canadian Hostages…http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 8772
Philippines Kidnapping Update as of 08 OCT 15http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 8630
Amin Baco Sets up Training Program For Tanum Group in Sulu, Philippineshttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 8164
We’ve been consistent throughout our coverage of the rise of IS influence in Southeast Asia and in the Philippines specifically. Despite the claims of the GPH and a clueless US Department of State (DoS), this threat is very real and its not going anywhere. The GPH privately knows this, otherwise they wouldn’t gone through the trouble to target the group or Sucipto. Indeed, Sucipto’s death will be a significant blow to the Indonesian-Filipino jihadist alliance – but it won’t be a complete show stopper. We assess that one of the Indonesian Syria returnees embedded with AKP will serve as “interim leader” until MIT or JAD dispatches a suitable replacement. In the meantime, Maguid has many of the same contacts to the Indonesian network as Sucipto. Keep an eye on the JTwJ-P alumni now affiliated with AKP, because those individuals may become more important should Sucipto’s death be confirmed due to their strong ties to the main JTwJ group based in Indonesia led by Aman Abdurrahman. Make no mistake, its not over yet – so the GPH better not take their foot off the gas now that they have the initiative.
Other Related Articles:
The Changing Face of the Southern Philippines-Based Black Flag Movementhttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 6510
Abdulgani Pagao’s Capture and the Rising ISIS Threat to the Philippineshttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 6022
Jokowi Unleashes Indonesian Security Forces Against ISIS Supportershttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 6115
The ISIS Expansion into South and Southeast Asiahttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 3202
President Aquino: The Barrack Obama of Southeast Asiahttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 3097
More Indonesian and Malaysian ISIS Supporters are Detained – But Facilitators are Adaptinghttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 3997
Does Islamic State Ideology Threaten Indonesia?http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 871
Indonesian Government Officially Bans IShttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 749
More on Indonesians Being Recruited to Fight For IShttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 206
Malaysia Nabs ISIS-Aligned Attack Cell in Security OP: Kuala Lumpur Plot Disrupted-For Nowhttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 6153
Smoke and Mirrors: Why PNoy’s “Dream” of Peace Will Become a Nightmarehttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 7307
Corruption in Malacanang: PNoy Advisor Manipulates NICA Assessmentshttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 6756&
ISIS Supporters on the Move in the Philippines Despite US State Department Claimshttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 2837

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Black Flag of the Pacific: Unification of Pro-IS Groups in SE Asia

  • by Study Group Writer
  •  Nov. 21, 2015
  •  18 min read
  •  original
Several media outlets across the Pacific are now recognizing the clear and present threat of Islamic State (IS)-aligned groups present to the region, Southeast Asia in particular. A recent report from Asia One (“Regional ISIS faction to unite Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines terror cells”) details ongoing efforts to unify the various jihadist groups in the region under a single banner. The report is correct that there is a coalescence occurring – but its not centered around ASG. This is Indonesian-driven but the Southern Philippines factors heavily in those plans. That said, there is also a noticeable Malaysian jihadist influence in play here.
Regional ISIS faction to unite Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines terror cellshttp://news.asiaone.com/news/ asia/regional-isis-faction- unite-malaysia-indonesia-and- philippines-terror-cells
Asia One is right to cover former University of Malaysia Professor Dr. Mahmoud bin Ahmed. As for Mohd Najib Hussein aka “Abu Anas,” he’s actually a low-level jihadist of the self-radicalized variety who hangs on Dr. Ahmed’s coat tails who claims to be an “IED SME.” We’ve found no indicators that Anas has any associates in the Middle East much less a member of IS. Dr. Ahmed is the only real connection he has to the organization. In fact from what we’ve seen, Anas appears to have oversold himself to the Basilan ASG – who seem to be entertaining him because they think he has access to Baghdadi’s $400 million USD that was liberated from the Bank of Iraq’s Mosul branch last year. He doesn’t. Somebody may want to forward this article to Isnilon Hapilon and Furuji Indama because they’d probably want to know they’re being hustled by a clown. Back to Dr. Ahmed, its worth noting that he has ties to several foreign IS facilitators, most notably Japanese jihadist Hasan Ko Nakata (For details check out “Japan: The New IS Support Hub,” “Japan: ISIS Recruiting Ground?” and “Bangladesh’s ISIS Problem”). We hope someone from either the Philippine National Police-Intelligence Group (PNP-IG) or Royal Malaysian Police Special Branch (RMPSB) has a chat with the Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) with the testicular fortitude to bring him to justice.
Japan: The New IS Support Hubhttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 8948
Japan: ISIS Recruiting Ground?http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 2706
Bangladesh’s ISIS Problemhttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 9292
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Dr. Ahmed
Source: Royal Malaysian Police
In case you’re new here, the following are a good place to start on learning about Dr. Ahmed:
Questions We have For PNoyhttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 3337
People Are Waking Up to The Southeast Asia ISIS Threat – But Things Are Still Being Missedhttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 3314
The ISIS Expansion Into South and Southeast Asia…http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 3202
President Aquino: The Barack Obama of Southeast Asiahttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 3097
ISIS Supporters On The Move In The Philippines Despite US State Department Claimshttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 2837
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Hasan Ko Nakata: We’re amazed this guy is still allowed to run loose all over Asia
Source: The ISIS Study Group
Regarding Japan, its worth noting that Ansar Khalifah Philippines (AKP)/Khalifah Islamiyah Mindanao (KIM) member and trusted associate of the late-Zulkifli bin Hir aka “Marwan” known as Muhammad Reza Kiram went to Syria by traveling through Japan. We’re still working on the process of how Kiram and his wife, female facilitator Ellen Jen Tagulao Barriga, but it appears that they received a great deal of assistance from foreign facilitators, quite possibly through Dr. Ahmed and his contacts. In the later part of 2014 Marwan had hand-selected Kiram and Ellen to travel to Syria in order to test out new travel routes and to establish contact with members of IS’ Southeast Asian foreign fighter unit Katibah Nusantrara Lid Daulah Islamiyah (KNLDI) or “Malay Archipelago Unit for the Islamic State” (known from here on out as the “Archipelago Group” or “AG”). What Marwan wasn’t aware of was the fact that Ellen had been flipped by PNP-IG. Once she was converted into a source, PNoy was apprised of the situation and gave former-PNP-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) commander Alan Purisma the authority to cut the deal where she and Kiram would receive “immunity” from any terrorism-related charges – and they got to collect the reward money (Check out “Philippines Jihad Update as of 24 FEB 15” and “Japan: The New IS Support Hub” for more details). Unfortunately for Purisma, Ellen was merely trying to settle old scores and cash-in on the reward money to prep for her Syria trip. Our sources stated that she tried reaching out to Singaporean Jihadist Lito Ribiyah aka “Muawiyah” to “make things right,” but its unknown if she was successful.
Philippines Jihad Update as of 24 FEB 15http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 5107
Kiram and Ellen’s trip to Syria is significant because although they’re not the first Filipino jihadists to make the trip to Syria, they’re the first ones of real prominence to deploy to the war-torn country. Ellen is now poised to help facilitate the travel of other leading figures in the Southern Philippines Black Flag movement (and repair her image after a few guys started confronting her about being a PNP informant), such as senior Jamaah Tauhid wal Jihad-Philippines (JTwJ-P) figure Isnadie Macadatu Ibrahim aka “Ahmed Shokrie,” who has expressed a great deal of interest in fighting on the front-lines in Syria under the banner of Team Baghdadi. Kiram will eventually want to return to the Southern Philippines and share what he learned by training his fellow jihadists the new TTPs utilized in Syria. Kiram and Ellen were both met by Malaysian jihadist Muhammad Rafi bin Udin, who is an old friend of Marwan’s from his days in Kumpulan Militant Malaysia (KMM). Udin has also been affiliated with Dr. Ahmed’s Darul Islam organization. Another important thing about Udin is that he’s remained close to AKP leader and Indonesian jihadist Ibrahim Ali Sucipto, detained-Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) member Ahmed Faisal bin Sarijan aka “Zulkifli” and AKP facilitator Sufian bin Sali. Their relationship developed during their time together in Malaysian jail. Sali, Zulkifli and Sucipto were all detained in Malaysia in 2003 (For more info on Sucipto and Sali’s roles in AKP, check out “Ansar Khalifah Philippines, the Indonesian Connection and What it Means For SE Asia”). As of this writing only Zulkifli remains incarcerated (serving a life sentence).
Ansar Khalifah Philippines, the Indonesian Connection and What it Means For SE Asiahttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 8015
These relationships are very important, not just for the Philippines-based terror groups but for the overall effort to establish an official IS province in Southeast Asia. This is demonstrated by Udin, who has ties to AG through his partner in crime and fellow Malaysian Mat Sabu – who is a mutual associate of Sucipto and AG leader Bahrumsyah aka “Abu Muhammad al-Indonesi.” Our POLRI sources have also informed us that personalities affiliated with Forum Anak Kost Se-Indonesia (FAKSI) – which is heavily involved in facilitating foreign fighter travel to Syria – have been providing financial support to AKP. One of the individuals in question is the son-in-law of Hasyim Abdullah – the personal assistant of detained-Jemaah Ansharut Tauhid (JAT) leader Abu Bakar al-Bashir (ABB). We suspect that Hasyim serves as a conduit between the son-in-law and ABB’s cellmate (and puppeteer) Mustaqim. Hasyim controls who has access to ABB and his cellmates Mustaqim and Bahar (For more info on Bahar reference “TAINTED MEAT: AIDS Infected Indonesian Foreign Fighters Suggest Bigger Problems For ISIS”). This individual also appears to have a relationship of some sort to one of Sucipto’s in-laws, which we doubt is a coincidence (we’ll have more details on that relationship in a future article).
TAINTED MEAT: AIDS Infected Indonesian Foreign Fighters Suggest Bigger Problems For ISIShttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 7817
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Mustaqim
Source:  theage.com
The recipient of the money sent to the Philippines is assessed to be a female family member of the senior-AKP leadership, likely one of the wives. We’re currently working with our sources to identify this individual. The reason Southeast Asian governments should care about this is because entities such as FAKSI, Islamic Reformist Movement (GARIS) and the Hilal Ahmar Society Indonesia (HASI) serve as major facilitation nodes for recruitment, receiving/distributing financial support to terror groups and sending jihadists to battlegrounds in Syria and Iraq under the guise of being “aid workers,” “religious scholars” or Overseas Foreign Workers” (OFWs). Check out “Efforts to Establish an Official Islamic State Affiliate in SE Asia: Myths and Reality,” “Jokowi Unleashes Indonesian Security Forces Against ISIS Supporters” and “US Humanitarian Aid Going To ISIS – Just The Tip Of The Iceberg” for a taste of what we’re talking about.
Jokowi Unleashes Indonesian Security Forces Against ISIS Supportershttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 6115
US Humanitarian Aid Going To ISIS – Just The Tip Of The Iceberghttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 2737
Efforts to Establish an Official Islamic State Affiliate in SE Asia: Myths and Realityhttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 8320
Now on the Indonesian side of the house ABB distributed a message to his followers to put aside their differences with their “jihadist brothers” and merge with Aman Abdurrahman’s Jamaah Ansharut Daulat (JAD). Of course ABB was being manipulated by Mustaqim into doing this since he’s senile and all. As we previously stated in “Efforts to Establish an Official Islamic State Affiliate in SE Asia: Myths and Reality,” he’s the Emir of JTwJ in addition to being the overall JAD leader – which consists with several other terror groups. The reason we bring up Abdurrahman’s role as JTwJ Emir is because this group also has a Philippines affiliate – JTwJ-P. Both organizations maintain close ties with each other and Abdurrahman himself has worked closely with Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT) leader Santoso. These ties become even more important since Santoso’s group is the one involved in the smuggling of weapons from the Southern Philippines’ Sarangani region to Sulawesi, Indonesia, with AKP (See “Jokowi Unleashes Indonesian Security Forces Against ISIS Supporters” for more details). In fact there are indicators that one such weapons transfer may have happened recently in late-OCT. Equally as important is JTwJ-P’s decision to merge with AKP, which enhances the Sarangani-based group’s ties to the Indonesian jihadist community – the prison network in particular.
Jokowi Unleashes Indonesian Security Forces Against ISIS Supportershttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 6115
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Aman Abdurrahman
Source: Associated Free Press (Bay Ismoyo)
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Santoso
Source: The ISIS Study Group
When we last discussed this topic, we had also mentioned there had been some beef between Abdurrahman and Bahrumsyah. The problems between the two had to do with Abdurrahman wanting more control of who goes to Syria while Bahrumsyah maintains a “more the merrier” approach. Much of this revolves around the fact that Abdurrahman is still in jail – although he may be releasd sometime next year. Since then we’ve seen the AG undergo some changes. Since last summer the AG has come under pressure from airstrikes and the fighting prowess of the combined Peshmerga forces in Northern Syria. The AG became “too big,” and as a result the unit became difficult to react to the fluid changes on the battlefield. This pressure being exerted on the unit also resulted in increased tensions among the senior ranks. Our Parastin and YPG sources report that there are indicators that the AG may have actually split into three groups, with each element having autonomy – but still reporting to overall commander Bahrumsyah. The autonomy granted for each group makes sense as it allows those commanders on the front-lines to make quick decisions without the bureaucratic structure IS has set up. As of this writing Bahrumsyah is leading one of these groups, a second group operating in Aleppo under the command of an individual identified as “Abu Abdullah” and a third group in Mashriq led by the infamous Salim Mubarak at-Tamimi. This appears to have enabled Abdurrahman and Bahrumsyah to subside a bit – and that makes AG and the overall effort of establishing an official IS Province in Southeast Asia closer to reality.
Does the Islamic State’s regional fighting unit pose a threat?
http://www.todayonline.com/ world/asia/does-islamic- states-regional-fighting-unit- pose-threat
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Bahrumsyah
Source: The ISIS Study Group
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Salim Mubarak at-Tamimi
Source: UK Daily Mail
What makes AG and JAD such big problems is that one continues to strengthen relationships with foreign jihadists while the other continues to strengthen the home-front, such as setting up camps in places like Ambon, Aceh, Poso and the Southern Philippines. The Indonesian camps won’t allow for the kind of training that senior Indonesian terror figures want to reconstitute, so they’ve been taking a harder look at expanding their presence in Mindanao, with the Sarangani region as their preferred location now that AKP gives them a foothold in the area. Sucipto, Zulkifli and the late-Marwan were instrumental in making this happen and for working with Sufian bin Sali to reopen those Southern backdoor routes from Sarangani to Sulawesi. AKP may not be creating the same shock value as ASG has with the kidnappings and beheading of a Malaysian national, but there are a couple of things to consider:
– The most dangerous people in the Southeast Asia region – the Indonesians – are taking a very methodical approach towards reestablishing the self-sustaining training program they once had during the 90s and early-00s. Those same Indonesians – many of which have Southern Philippines experience themselves – are the ones making the decisions on the establishment of these camps.
– A major theme is selecting personnel who’ve previously worked in the Philippines to fight in Syria for the purpose of grooming them for more leadership responsibilities or as instructors at these new camps.
– ASG are more pirate than jihadist nowadays. AKP isn’t really “teaming up” with them as much as it is a case of the more ideologically-driven ASG guys opting to join the AKP ranks.
– AKP has already sent one of their facilitators and primary instructors to Northern Syria. Although Dr. Ahmed possibly had a role in making arrangements for their movement to Syria through Japan as an alternate route, we suspect that AKP’s FAKSI associates may have also played a critical role in financing the trip.
– Some Indonesian jihadists who returned from Syria have already been redeployed to Sarangani to serve as trainers/advisers for AKP fighters.
However, AKP also has its own independent links to the structural IS leadership. One of those associates is Yasir bin Saleh, who we’ve previously discussed in “Abdul Basit Usman Reported Dead: Chaos to Follow,” “Muhammad Ali Tambako’s Arrest, Why it Matters, and the BOI” and “People Are Waking Up to The Southeast Asia ISIS Threat – But Things Are Still Being Missed” (which is posted earlier in the article). We’ve come into some additional information on Saleh, he was formally living in China as a college Professor himself (so we’ve been told) but was sacked by the Chinese government sometime in MAY of last year. Thing is, he didn’t get word of this until he had already arrived in the Southern Philippines (he was there to meet with Abdul Basit Usman, Marwan, Muhammad Ali Tambako and quite possibly Sucipto himself). Saleh ended up overstaying his visa and was able to get one of his female facilitators – a woman identified as Amera Lomangcolob – to marry him. Unfortunately (for him anyways) he on 26 JUL 14 at a checkpoint in Marawi City before they were able to make the marriage “official.” Our PNP-IG source stated that they weren’t even aware of it until four months later when Amera popped back up on the radar attempting to travel to Syria via Turkey posing as an OFW. Her visa application was actually rejected by the Turkish Embassy in SEP 14 for unspecified reasons. Apparently she’s so grief-stricken that she can’t go on any longer and wants “martyrdom” in Syria. As one of Saleh’s proxies, Amera has maintained regular contact with Jamaica-based IS facilitator Abdullah al-Faisal and Syria-based Bosnian IS member Bajro Ikanovic. From what we’ve been told, her role was one of relaying messages to Saleh’s counterparts, receiving guidance and getting assistance for making travel arrangements. We also know that she met with Australian IS facilitator Robert “Musa” Cerantonio before he got deported from the Philippines.
Abdul Basit Usman Reported Dead: Chaos to Followhttp://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 6369
Muhammad Ali Tambako’s Arrest, Why it Matters, and the BOI
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 5702
Former Revolution Muslim Imam Encourages Support for ISIS
http://blog.adl.org/anti- semitism/abdullah-al-faisal- isis
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Abdullah al-Faisal
Source: arraqqamedia.blogspot.com
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Cerantonio (Left) meeting with terror facilitator Sheik Abdulwakil Tanjilil (Right) – taken at the Zamboanga City-based Addhiya Foundation
Source: The ISIS Study Group
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Bajro Ikanovic: had defected from al-Qaida a couple of years back
Source: The ISIS Study Group
Amera was one of Saleh’s go-to proxies for receiving/distributing funds to Marwan, Khalifah Islamiyah Mindanao (KIM), AKP, JTwJ-P and the Rajah Suleiman Movement (RSM). She’s originally from Marawi City and for a while was part of the Marawi City Center for Muslim Youth-Women Auxiliary Services (CMYWAS) and went to school at the Institute of Technology of Mindanao State University (MSU), where she was working on a degree in mathematics. Our sources informed us that she currently lives in the Iligan City-area and still intends on going to Syria. If she does, she may receive some assistance from her friend Ellen, who was another of Saleh’s proxies. Amera’s close ties to Ahmed Shokrie makes her even more interesting to the ISIS Study Group staff. If there’s any journalists out there interested in acquiring any additional info on her let us know (we’ve acquired more things on her that we’d gladly share).
Hilarion del Rosario’s (aka “Ahmed Santos”) RSM network has been intimately tied to AKP in terms of recruitment and helping to raise funds for the group’s operations, which is done through Santos’ network of Islamic centers. This support network was established back in the late-80s/early-90s by Saudi nationals Sheik Hamud Muhammad Abd al-Aziz al-Lahim and Sheik Saleh Muhammad al-Sanaa. Both individuals are what you’d call “old school Al-Qaida” having been very close to the late-Osama bin Laden brother-in-law Muhammad Jamal Khalifah and Khalid Sheik Muhammad, who is still enjoying the fun and sun in GTMO. Santos and RSM co-founder (and spiritual guide) Sheik Omar Lavilla were joined at their hip in the establishment of this support network. This same network is still being utilized by the Philippine terror groups to facilitate travel to the Middle East and bring in money. Its worth noting that Lavilla is a crucial part of this machine, and has made multiple trips to Syria himself prior to his arrest in Bahrain. Our sources say that Lavilla has maintained contact with his Syria-based associates, some of which are apparently involved with supporting IS by assisting people attempting to cross the Turkish border into Northern Syria. Lavilla and Tanjilil demonstrate that the Philippines-based terrorist community already has an established pipeline to Syria. Check out “Alms for Jihad” by J. Millard Burr and Robert O. Collins for more info on Sheik Hamud’s links to ISCAG and Khalifah’s International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO – you can find him mentioned in Chapter 8 pages 189 and 191):
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Lavilla
Source: Cheryl Ravelo (Reuters)
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Santos
Source: Associated Press
Despite these older links, the Islamic centers associated with Santos’ support network continue to flourish. Much of this has to do with the fact that the Government of the Philippines (GPH) thinks their job is “done” whenever the arrest/deport someone. The problem with this mindset is that all of the people directly under the individual in question continue to operate as if nothing happened. These two individuals both have Filipina wives and they use their in-laws and trusted members of their inner-circle to stay plugged-in with the Philippines Black Flag community. One such individual is Sheik Muhammad al-Qulaqi, who we discussed in “Details on the Filipina OFW Detained in Saudi Arabia and Her Role in an Islamic State Attack Plot.” His name popped up when our Mabaith (variant-Mahabith) sources informed us that detained-IS female facilitator Lady Joy Ibana Balinang had a lot of pro-ABB, Robert “Musa” Cerantonio, Bilal Philips and Qulaqi propaganda on her computer – and a lot of it had a certain IS flare to it. We found this very interesting since her Facebook account was kept pretty “clean” in terms of not posting anything jihadist in nature. But then again, her demeanor is very similar to the public front Alihamid Abaaoud’s cousin Hasna Ait Boulachen was putting on to mask her true agenda. We know that she’s frequented Islamic centers associated with the network in Davao City, As for Qulaqi, he deals directly with RSM-affiliated Islamic centers on Mindanao and in the Metro Manila-area on behalf of Sheik Hamud. Specially, Qulaqi is tied to centers in Davao City (one of the known areas AKP is known to operate) and Quiapo, and Caloocan City. That said, it sure would be great for the PNP-IG to be allowed to take a closer look into the activities of the Islamic centers connected to him, now wouldn’t it?
Details on the Filipina OFW Detained in Saudi Arabia and Her Role in an Islamic State Attack Plot
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 8594
IS Arabian Peninsula Terror Campaign Update as of 18 OCT 15
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 8842
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Lady Joy Ibana Balinang: A big fan of Sheik Qulaqi
Source: The Saudi Government
There’s one individual in particular that is within Santos’ inner-circle who runs and Islamic center in Laguna. He maintains regular contact with a known facilitator of the Indonesian jihadists in Mindanao (especially weapons smuggling) identified as Antonio Vergara. This is very interesting considering the video that AKP put out recently – especially since some of them claim to be operating in Luzon themselves. He has connections to OFW job placement agencies and has been in regular contact with an RSM-linked Islamic Center in Laguna that we promised our PNP source that we wouldn’t mention (at least not for now). What we will say, however, is that al-Sanaa is one of the bigger financiers of this particular institution. That said, people in the Philippines should know Sheik Hamud real well since he’s the former Director of the Dasmarinas City-based Islamic Studies Call and Guidance (ISCAG). In fact Sheiks Hamud and al-Sanaa both maintain strong ties to ISCAG and the Baguio City-based al-Marrif Educational Center (AMEC). The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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This video was of AKP personnel reported to be operating in the Luzon-area
Source: Rappler
Absolutely none of this is particularly “new” considering the Philippines-based jihadist support infrastructure that’s been in place for several years already as well as the number of Indonesians being selected for deployment to Syria who have previous experience in the Southern Philippines. After all, Mustaqim himself was once the overall leader of the Indonesian contingent on Mindanao with Zulkifli and Sucipto serving as his subordinates. For now it would appear that Mustaqim has decided to go with the “greater good” by manipulating ABB to have his followers merge with Abdurrahman’s JAD. There will always be disagreements, but despite this they will always continue to work together – only things won’t be as smooth as they would like. The reason they can still do this is due to the fact that most of these senior Indonesian figures were once part of the Abu Omar Network or had trained at the Aceh camp. It just so happens that a great many of those guys had also been to the Southern Philippines – and even married local girls.
Although AKP isn’t grabbing the flashy headlines like ASG currently is – this group is by far the much bigger threat to the Filipino people and the rest of Southeast Asia as a whole due to the group’s associations with these senior old school Indonesian jihadist figures who have a long-term plan for the region. We’ve maintained from the start of our site that this Indonesian-Filipino jihadist axis would be a “slow burn” focusing more on building capabilities and relationships with foreign financiers and jihadist leaders. All of this is in support of the much larger plan: A reestablishment of the self-sustaining training program they once had. Once accomplished, they will be able to continue feeding the IS Mothership with fresh recruits, but with better training meaning they will be able to hit the ground running. However, due to the security crackdowns in Indonesia and Malaysia the Indonesian network’s leadership has set their sites on the Southern Philippines as being the centerpiece for these new camps – although some will be in isolated parts of Indonesia. Out of the three, the Philippines is by far the most permissive operating environment for jihadists in the region – you can thank PNoy’s weak leadership for that. Within 1-2 years we will begin to see these recruits manifest themselves as the next generation of jihadist leaders and as a result, we will likely begin to start to see an increase in high-profile attacks in both frequency and scale.
A byproduct of this will be AKP – who is playing the role of good host – gaining invaluable knowledge and experience from this relationship with Indonesian jihadist groups. With the situation surrounding the Bangsamoro Basic Law and transition to a new Bangsamoro government looking to be much worse than what PNoy’s administration had ever anticipated, this group heavily influenced by Indonesians such as Sucipto and Mustaqim is going to be the one leading the resurgence of jihadism in Mindanao that will likely be felt all the way up to Manila itself. The fact that we’re seeing indicators of RSM actually merging with AKP reinforces this possibility and increases the sense of urgency in disrupting this dangerous organization. We probably won’t be seeing an official “IS-Philippines Province,” but we will see one eventually established for Southeast Asia centered around the Indonesians, likely Abdurrahman’s JAD. However, AKP will be swept under that particular umbrella due to their ties with key figures in that network. If PNoy and the Obama administration are going to get serious about fighting terrorism in Southeast Asia, now would be a good time…
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Efforts to Establish an Official Islamic State Affiliate in SE Asia: Myths and Reality

  • by Study Group Writer
  •  Aug. 19, 2015
  •  12 min read
  •  original
Last week the UK Daily Mail put out a great article on the rising Islamic State (IS) influence in Southeast Asia titled, “The terrifying rise of ISIS in East: Terror horde recruits tens of thousands to its sick cause in south-east Asia.” The piece covered a great deal on the rising IS influence emerging in the Indonesian jihadist community as well as that of the Philippines. One of the topics author Jay Akbar covered was the very real threat that Southeast Asians fighting in Syria as part of the Katibah Nusantrara Lid Daulah Islamiyah (KNLDI) or “Malay Archipelago Unit for the Islamic State” (known from here on out as the “Archipelago Group” or “AG”) returning to the region. We hate to break it to you, but a few of these guys have already returned to the region – and some are now embedded with the Sarangani, Philippines-based Ansar Khalifah Philippines (AKP). Ibrahim Ali Sucipto and Muhammad Yusef Karim aka “Faiz” are two examples of this (check out “Marwan’s Death CONFIRMED: What Does it Mean For the Southern Philippines?” and “Ansar Khalifah Philippines, the Indonesian Connection and What it Means For SE Asia” for more details). This leads to the million dollar question: “Is there an effort to establish an official IS affiliate in Southeast Asia?” Oh, an effort is underway – but its a bit different than what people think. In this piece we’ll be breaking down some of the points in the Daily Mail article to flesh things out a bit more to give you a bit more fidelity on the bad guys’ efforts to establish an official IS affiliate in Southeast Asia…
Marwan’s Death CONFIRMED: What Does it Mean For the Southern Philippines?
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 4628
Ansar Khalifah Philippines, the Indonesian Connection and What it Means For SE Asia
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 8015
The terrifying rise of ISIS in East: Terror horde recruits tens of thousands to its sick cause in south-east Asia
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ news/article-3193971/The- terrifying-rise-ISIS-East- Terror-horde-recruits-tens- thousands-sick-cause-south- east-Asia.html
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Source: UK Daily Mail
Is There or Isn’t There an IS Affiliate Being Formed?
Indeed several groups across Indonesia and the Philippines have publicly pledged allegiance to Baghdadi’s crew – and some have provided fighters. There is an effort underway to establish an “official” IS affiliate in the region that is being driven by the Indonesian jihadist community. However, there are no indications that the structural IS leadership is looking to establish an official affiliate in Southeast Asia at this time as they remain focused on seizing control of the “core provinces” of the Caliphate. What we’re seeing from the Indonesians is an attempt to prove they’re worthy of the IS label in the eyes of Baghdadi. That said, there are a few caveats one must consider:
1. The Indonesian groups are looking to rebuild their capabilities to conduct attacks. Central to this strategy is the reestablishment of the kind of self-sustaining training program that they had in Indonesia and the Southern Philippines during the 90s and early-00s. To do that, those groups have been selecting their best fighters to serve under the IS umbrella. The most-promising of those fighters are then hand-selected by the structural IS leadership to serve in AG, which is being billed as an “elite” foreign fighter unit as a means of boosting recruitment.
2. Although we have some groups like Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT) who’ve placed their complete support behind IS, Other groups have chosen to “play both sides” by providing fighters to both IS and Jabhat al-Nusra so as to avoid burning bridges and to accelerate the development of experienced fighters who will be tapped for leadership and trainer positions upon their return. Jemaah Ansharut Tauhid (JAT) leader Abu Bakir al-Bashir decided that his group would support both IS and al-Qaida (AQ), which led to the establishment of Jemaah Ansharusy Syari’ah (JAS) – which is headed by Bashir’s sons Abdul “Iim” Rohim and Rosyid Ridho. On the surface this looks like a “split,” but the truth is JAT and JAS are still united – they’re just focused on maintaining support with two feuding entities. Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) has taken a different route by maintaining a “neutral” stance regarding the two jihadist powerhouses. Some say there’s even a “memorandum of understanding” in place between JI, IS and AQ – although we’re pretty sure this “memorandum of understanding” is more of a hearty handshake, a verbal agreement if you will.
Was There a Split Within JAT???
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 1041
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Bashir (front row, third from left w/white beard) and company
Source: UK Daily Mail
3. Aman Abdurrahman – the “original G” of Southeast Asian Takfiri – and detained-JTwJ leader, has proclaimed himself as the “IS Emir for Southeast Asia.” The problem with that is not everybody agrees with this since Abdurrahman never actually received approval from the structural IS leadership to establish an affiliate. As you may have already guessed, Abdurrahman’s actions has caused considerable tensions among the Indonesian jihadist ranks that has evolved into feuds that have split the pro-IS demographic of the Indonesian jihadist community between those who support Abdurrahman and those who support Bashir despite his dementia.
Personality Conflicts Between Key Players and Getting to Syria
Abdurrahman’s attempt to unite the pro-IS factions is understandable given the fact that Bashir literally doesn’t know what year it is and is being influenced by his cellmate Mustaqim – who we’ve discussed at great length in several of our previous articles. Being incarcerated himself, Abdurrahman has a trusted agent in his deputy Abu Musa who serves as interim JTwJ leader until Abdurrahman is released from prison – which may happen sooner than people think. Our sources in SATGAS informed us that Musa was tasked by Abdurrahman with consolidating the networks in West Java and Banten in addition to coordinating the rotations of fighters to Syria. This is facilitated through the Islamic Reformist Movement (GARIS).
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Mustaqim: Bashir’s puppet master
Source: theage.com
So what’s GARIS? Its another pro-jihad “Islamic reformist” movement that models itself after Hiz-ut Tahrir led by Europe’s Pied Piper of Jihad Anjem Choudray (who we hear was recently arrested for his own IS ties – but that’s for another article). These guys have been targeting Indonesian Christians in acts of violence for years and have been facilitating travel to Syria very similar to the activities of Forum Anak Kost Se-Indonesia (FAKSI – check out “Jokowi Unleashes Indonesian Security Forces Against ISIS Supporters” and “US Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS – Just the Tip of the Iceberg” for more on this organization). GARIS leader Chep Hernawan established the organization in 1998 with the goal of turning Indonesia into an “Islamic State” and eradicating “deviance and misguided offshoots of Islam” (read – Shia Muslims). Chep is a close friend of Bashir, who like his senile buddy had also pledged allegiance to IS. When three of the Bali Bombers (which had Bashir’s fingerprints all over it) were executed in 2008, it was Chep who offered a piece of his land for their burial – although they would end up buried elsewhere. Three years later, Chep hosted and underwrote a “World Mujahidin Gathering” in West Java. The event drew an estimated 562 veteran jihadists from the Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Malaysia and the Philippines. Bashir was so overjoyed by this that he named Chep “President of IS in Indonesia,” although we’re pretty sure his cellmate put him up to it. Despite Chep’s arrest earlier this year, his organization remains actively involved in facilitating Syria travel by operating underground.
Jokowi Unleashes Indonesian Security Forces Against ISIS Supporters
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 6115
US Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS – Just the Tip of the Iceberg
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 2737
Chep Hernawan
Chep Hernawan
Source: The ISIS Study Group
Bashir’s dementia was what prompted Abdurrahman’s decision to begin moving against him, which also resulted in growing tensions with Mustaqim. Abdurrahman also has beef with Bahrumsyah aka “Abu Muhammad al-Indonesi,” who is affiliated with FAKSI. Bahrumsyah’s beef has to do with Abdurrahman’s attempt to impose controls on Indonesians wanting to fight in Syria – largely due to the fact that Abdurrahman is still in jail. BTW, Bahrumsyah’s trip to Syria was sponsored by Chep. He’s currently a senior member of AG. Here’s a video he did last summer to inspire other Indonesians to make the trip to Syria:
Going back to the UK Daily Mail article, the pic showing the Asian kids doing a form of “evil boy scouts” was taken from an IS propaganda video that featured Bahrumsyah earlier this year, who at the time was one of the main guys doing quality control for the overall training of AG recruits. We assess this is the same school our sources told us about that’s located in Sahdadi, Northern Syria – where AG is based. The children shown in the video are from the families of AG personnel who moved their immediate families to Syria. Many intend to stay in Baghdadi’s jihadist wonderland – but a few are tasked with returning to lead the next generation of jihadists as they bring the “flame of war” back home to Southeast Asia. With that, senior AG figure Salim Mubarak (who was mentioned in the Daily Mail article) does a great deal of this coordination from the Syria-end.
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This is the pic in question that was shown in the Daily Mail article
Source: UK Daily Mail
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Bahrumsyah
Source: The ISIS Study Group
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Salim Mubarak
Source: UK Daily Mail
Enter the Philippines…
First and foremost regarding the Philippines, a good gauge on whether someone claiming to be an “expert” knows what they’re talking about is whether they mention “ideological” and “Abu Sayyaf Group” (ASG) in the same sentence. You’ll find a lot of people will spit out “ASG” when asked about jihad in the Philippines. The truth is ASG hasn’t been an ideologically-driven entity since the deaths of Khaddafi Janjalani and Dr. Abu. These days they’re little more than an organized crime syndicate, although they’ll throw around the “IS” flag in order to scare people into giving them money. The Tanum Group’s Muamar Askali did this last year with the German hostages to great effect. There’s a good argument to be made that the Tanum Group really isn’t a part of “ASG” anymore given their operations being much more bold, organized and executed with more purpose than the rest of the Sulu ASG – who like to stick to kidnappings and shaking down local shops. Askali’s guys operate differently. He’s also a former student of Bali Bomber Umar Patek. There does not appear to be any efforts by the Tanum Group or Sulu ASG to actually send anybody to Syria. As for the Basilan ASG, Isnilon Hapilon made the pledge of allegiance to IS in an attempt at getting a slice of that money pie that Baghdadi got a hold of when Mosul fell. Although there are indicators that he has sent people to Syria, it appears to have been done as part of a joint effort that relied heavily on the facilitation network of detained-Rajah Sueiman Movement (RSM) leader Hilarion del Rosario aka “Ahmed Santos.” Also, there have been more than a few guys who left Hapilon’s group to join AKP – which represents the real threat in the Southern Philippines. The beheadings are hardly a new thing in the Southern Philippines.
Here’s some background info on the Tanum Group:
Amin Baco Sets up Training Program For Tanum Group in Sulu, Philippines
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 8164
ASG’s Tanum Group and Muamar Askali: Rising Force Within the Black Flag Movement
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 7040
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Ahmed Santos’ facilitation operations is centered on a network of Islamic centers that are used to receive and distribute funds to terror groups; they’re also used for sponsoring trips to Syria under the guise of “religious scholars”
Source: Rolex de la Pena (EPA)
In another reference made in the article, Khalifah Islamiyah Mindanao (KIM) was described as being the “Black Flag Movement.” This is inaccurate because the Black Flag Movement isn’t a group – its an ideology from which all the Philippines-based groups use as the basis from which they agree to something, in other words the global jihadist movement championed by AQ all these years and by the late-Abu Musab al-Zarqawi of AQI notoriety (which is the forerunner to IS). KIM is what is known as a “Black Flag affiliate,” meaning the group is aligned with the Black Flag. This is another reason why IS has so much appeal among these groups. Well, that and money. Back to Black Flag ideology, it was meant to be what unifies the groups into a single, cohesive entity. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it), the Philippines-based Black Flag community had a lot of senior members vying for the title of “Top Dog.” Naturally, this hampered their efforts to form a true Philippines-based affiliate. However, the loss of several senior jihadists in the community since JAN 15 has allowed for a consolidation of groups to occur where fewer groups means fewer leaders – and that means they’re a step closer to unifying – although they still lack a charismatic leader to pull it all together.
As we’ve stated earlier, AKP represents the most serious threat to security in the Southern Philippines (check out “Ansar Khalifah Philippines, the Indonesian Connection and What it Means For SE Asia” for more info-posted above). This is due to the groups’ ties to MIT that has been fostered over the past year between detained-JI member Ahmed Faisal bin Sarijan aka “Zulkifli” and his detained-counterpart Mustaqim. Both individuals act through their mutual ally Ibrahim Ali Sucipto, who has been embedded with AKP since the 25 JAN 15 Mamasapano raid. Sucipto is the individual coordinating the transfer of weapons down to the Sulawesi-based MIT from the Philippines end. His counterpart on the Indonesia side of the house is the infamous Wawan, who operates as the “treasurer” and chief facilitator for MIT who answers only to Santoso. More importantly, AKP’s Sarangani-based camp(s) will likely be used by the Indonesian groups working to reestablish the self-sustaining training program that they used to have in the region. With indicators that Syria returnees are already embedded with AKP, this process appears to have already begun.
The Archipelago Group and The Way Forward
AG is being used as a “forward-deployed” unit by multiple Southeast Asian terror groups for their “best and brightest” to gain invaluable experience. Operationally, they’ve seen action on the front-lines against the combined Peshmerga forces in Northern Syria and in parts of Iraq’s Saladin and Anbar Provinces, although their success has been mixed. As “hardcore” as they may be, in the end Southeast Asian jihadists are no match for the fighting prowess of the men and women serving in the Peshmerga forces of the PKK, YPG and KRG. In fact, we hear that Kurdish women tend to have little trouble in overpowering Southeast Asian foreign fighters. The recent AIDS scare has also called into question the religious virtues of some of the rank-and-file (reference – “TAINTED MEAT: AIDS Infected Indonesian Foreign Fighters Suggest Bigger Problems For ISIS“). Whether or not these issues have permanently tainted the foreign fighter unit remains to be seen, but the true measure of success will be how well AG alumni fare when they return to their home countries in Southeast Asia. Back in APR 15 the Royal Malaysian Police – Special Branch (RMPSB) busted a cell established by one such AG alumni known as Murad Halimuddin bin Hasan (For more details check out “Malaysia Nabs ISIS-Aligned Attack Cell in Security OP: Kuala Lumpur Plot Disrupted-For Now”). Its also worth noting that Hasan is a former Kumpulan Mujahidin Malaysia (KMM) member who gained a great deal of experience While fighting in Afghanistan and Sulawesi, Indonesia.
TAINTED MEAT: AIDS Infected Indonesian Foreign Fighters Suggest Bigger Problems For ISIS
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 7817
Malaysia Nabs ISIS-Aligned Attack Cell in Security OP: Kuala Lumpur Plot Disrupted-For Now
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 6153
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Female Peshmerga: Too much woman for Southeast Asian jihadists to handle
Source: The ISIS Study Group
As stated previously, there are no indicators of the structural IS leadership moving to have an official affiliate established in Southeast Asia before they secure the “core provinces” of their Caliphate. This is why Boko Haram’s application was approved so quickly. However, that could very well change if the tide of the regional war turns in favor of the anti-IS forces. Should that happen, we may see IS open up applications for a new affiliate or “province.” In this scenario, Southeast Asia would be the most logical choice due to the size of the Muslim population and senior figures who’ve maintained relationships with members of the global jihadist movement based in the Middle East. A big part of selling the idea of a Southeast Asian affiliate to the IS leadership will be the contributions being made in terms of fighters and support personnel (FAKSI, GARIS etc). Another factor will be the reestablishment of their training program, which would result in better-trained fighters being sent to Syria or any other front in the regional war.
We assess that if/when this training program is fully established, camps will be set up in historical safe-havens in Indonesia such as Ambon and Aceh. However, this new affiliate will not enjoy very much freedom of movement in Indonesia or Malaysia due to the ongoing security crackdowns on IS supporters. That said, the Southern Philippines presents by far the most attractive territory for expanding a training program, especially with the instability that will follow any transition into a new Bangsamoro political entity – which is why AKP’s ties to MIT becomes so important. The new affiliate – should it get established – will likely be dominated by the Indonesians with select Malaysian and Filipino terror groups given membership. AKP will be one of those groups brought into the fold. We see the groups working to this end as taking their time to quietly regenerate their capabilities, although a few will want to jump right into the mix as soon as possible, such as MIT. The Southern Philippines – which will be experiencing its own special brand of violence – will be used as the staging area for attacks planned for targets in Malaysia and Indonesia. We’re at a critical time where what we do and don’t do are equally important. Unfortunately, the US and Philippine governments aren’t anywhere near as forward-thinking as their Malaysian and Indonesian counterparts. If you’re a Filipino citizen or an American living in Southeast Asia you should be very disturbed by this trend…
Other Related Articles:
The Changing Face of the Southern Philippines-Based Black Flag Movement (this one gets into the fracturing of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters or “BIFF”)
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 6510
Abdulgani Pagao’s Capture and the Rising Threat to the Philippines
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Muhammad Ali Tambako’s Arrest, Why it Matters and the BOI
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Ansar Khalifah Philippines, the Indonesian Connection and What it Means For SE Asia

  • by Study Group Writer
  •  Aug. 7, 2015
  •  14 min read
  •  original
There’s been a great deal of talk about rumors of an official Islamic State (IS) branch being formed in Southeast Asia. We’re also fully aware of the debate taking place throughout the governments of Southeast Asia and from within the Obama administration itself as to the scale of this affiliate and whether it will be exclusive to just Indonesia with a separate Philippines-based entity or Indonesian and Filipino groups uniting under a single banner. We assess that an affiliate will be created with heavy Indonesian influence with one or two Philippines-based groups being granted membership into this new organization. Ansar Khalifah Sarangani (AKS – but will be referred to by their new name Ansar Khalifah Philippines or “AKP” from here on out) is assessed to be the most likely to be given such membership due to its role as the primary entity working with the IS-aligned Indonesian jihadist organization Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT). In this piece we’ll be getting into the background story of this group, the key players involved and what it means not just for the Philippines, but for all of Southeast Asia. You’re going to find a lot of names of old school jihadists in here – there’s a reason for that.
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Ansar Khalifah Philippines
Source: The ISIS Study Group
SETTING THE FOUNDATION
As a concept, AKP is hardly “new” and has actually been under development since 2013 by Zulkifli and his late-colleagues Abdul Basit Usman and Zulkifli bin Hir aka “Marwan.” Their intent was to establish a group that was “true” to the Black Flag ideology of greater global jihadist movement championed by IS. Central to this strategy was securing external support and recruiting from other terror groups in the Southern Philippines (Abu Sayyaf Group, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, Khalifah Islamiyah Mindanao, Moro Islamic Liberation Front – Special Operations Group etc). Last year saw those plans put into motion. The recruitment part involved trusted agents Marwan and Usman playing a key role in the selection and training of recruits. While Usman and Marwan were engaged in the aforementioned activities, Zulkifli was busy reaching out to Indonesia-based contacts last year (e.g. Mustaqim) for support. If you’re new here and want more details on roles Marwan and Usman played in the establishment of AKP in addition to Mustaqim’s ongoing collaboration with Zulkifli, you can catch up by checking out the following:
Marwan: The Man. The Myth. The Legend.
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 5509
Marwan’s Death CONFIRMED: What Does it Mean For the Southern Philippines?
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 4628
JSOTF-P HVI#1 Possibly Killed in The Philippines
http://isisstudygroup.com/?p= 4381
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Abdul Basit Usman: Played a key role in providing the initial training of the cadre that would form the core of AKP
Source: The ISIS Study Group
As we’ve stated in several articles since JAN, the increased activity between MIT and AKP is based on a deal where Zulkifli coordinates weapons shipments – which are carried out by AKP – to MIT in exchange for Indonesian fighters who’ve returned from Syria being embedded with AKP to reestablish the training apparatus that existed a decade ago. To accomplish this, Zulkifli relies heavily on his personal relationships to grow the ranks and capabilities of the fledgling AKS while still furthering the agenda of his Indonesia-based associates. Many of these longtime associates were Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) at one point themselves before moving on to groups such as Jemaah Ansharut Tauhid (JAT) and MIT. Despite joining other groups, those former-JI members still maintain their relationships with individuals from within the secretive organization. In fact, those former JI members continue work to advance the overall JI goal of reestablishing a self-sustaining training program with camps. It should also come as no surprise to find that many of the Indonesian jihadists sent to Syria and Iraq to fight under the IS-banner have previous experience in the Philippines. Given the ongoing security crackdowns in Indonesia and Malaysia, the Southern Philippines presents a much more permissive operating environment for jihadists all throughout Southeast Asia.
Mustaqim easily sold the idea of reestablishing training camps in the Philippines to his fellow Indonesian jihadists. After all, he was once the most senior-ranking JI member in the country prior to his detainment. In those days, Zulkifli was his subordinate assigned to the Mindanao-based Wakalah Hudaibiyah. During that time Zulkifli and Mustaqim grew close along with their mutual friend Ibrahim Ali Sucipto. The name Sucipto is familiar to our loyal readers as they likely recall that we discussed him in 07 FEB’s “Marwan’s Death CONFIRMED: What Does it Mean For the Southern Philippines?” (posted above). In that piece we discussed how Sucipto was reportedly one of the Indonesians present at Usman’s Mamasapano-based camp at the time of the raid. Our sources would later confirm that Sucipto managed to survive. He visited the camp to work a deal on behalf of Zulkifli and Mustaqim to ship weapons to Sulawesi via the “Sangir Route” that starts in territory located within AKP’s sphere of influence. Sucipto was able to escape unscathed with the help of his wife’s family who happen to be in influential positions within the MILF. Again, this isn’t surprising to our regular readers. AKP’s location was strategic in nature as it allows Zulkifli to maintain a permanent presence at the start point of the historical facilitation ratline.
THE CURRENT PLAYERS
The following personalities have played important roles in the establishment of AKP and the collaboration between the group and MIT/JAT/JI:
Mustaqim – This individual was the former head of the JI training apparatus on Mindanao throughout the 90s and early-00s. As stated earlier, he developed a close relationship with Zulkilfi and Sucipto. Like Zulkifli, he remains active in the jihadist community by coordinating weapons shipments and funds transfers to whatever terror group enlists his aid. He’s pretty much the lynchpin of the whole operation since he coordinates the Indonesian effort among his contacts within JI, JAT and MIT. Regarding Syria returnees being sent to Sarangani, he’s the go-to guy for identifying suitable candidates for the job. Oh, and he’s cellmates with Bahar and JAT leader Abu Bakr al-Bashir. In fact, its been said that he’s the one who makes Bashir sign proclamations (among other things) which to us appears to be borderline elder abuse, since the old guy is senile.
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Mustaqim deals with JAT and MIT quite a bit but still maintains his ties to JI
Source: theage.com
Santoso – Jumped right into the top spot in MIT after the death of Daeng Koro aka “Sabar.” Since then he jump-started the effort to establish ties with AKP – and a regular source of weaponry. He was one of the first Southeast Asia terror leaders to pledge allegiance to Baghdadi, and has been rotating his guys in and out of Syria. For him, its not just about securing a source for weapons procurement – he intends to use the camp(s) established in Sarangani as a safe-haven from which to stage operations against the Indonesian government should the heat being placed on him by the combined forces of POLRI and TNI become too much. We’ve also heard rumors that Santoso may have come into some money that has already been transferred to AKP for procuring weapons to be shipped to the Sulawesi-based MIT.
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Santoso
Source: The ISIS Study Group
Wawan – We talked about this guy in “Jokowi Unleashes Indonesian Security Forces Against ISIS Supporters” and “Marwan’s Death CONFIRMED: What Does it Mean For the Southern Philippines?” was a trusted deputy of the late-Daeng Koro aka “Sabar” heavily involved in weapon smuggling. He’s now the point-man for Santoso, who took over MIT after Sabar was killed. Wawan remains actively engaged in coordinating weapon smuggling operations from the Indonesian side of the house. He also serves as Santoso’s “number two.” As long as he remains operational, MIT – and by extension AKP – will remain a growing threat for the region. (See “Jokowi Unleashes Indonesian Security Forces Against ISIS Supporters” for more info.)
Bahar – He’s another old school Indonesian jihadist with extensive ties to the Philippines. We last discussed how he had to receive treatment in jail for Chlamydia not too long ago in “TAINTED MEAT: AIDS Infected Indonesian Foreign Fighters Suggest Bigger Problems For ISIS.” However, what makes him significant is that he’s cellmates with Abu Bakr al-Bashir and Mustaqim. He’s been assisting Mustaqim in making arrangements from the Indonesian side of the joint-effort with AKP. More importantly, Bahar is set to be released from prison in the near-future. Once released, he intends to travel to Syria and fight under the banner of IS’ Katibah Nusantrara Lid Daulah Islamiyah (KNLDI) aka “Malay Archipelago Unit for the Islamic State” aka “Archipelago Group.” What happens when he returns? Well, he’s looking to set up shop in the Southern Philippines where he can train up the next generation of jihadists.
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Rusli Mardoni – We strongly suspect that Wawan’s efforts also involve Mardoni, who has deep ties to the Sulawesi network and has been smuggling weapons from the Philippines for years.
Zulkifli – He became the most senior JI figure in the Philippines when Mustaqim returned to Indonesia. Zulkifli is the man behind AKP and received a great deal of support from Santos, Abdulgani Pagao, Usman and Marwan in making this concept into a reality. He coordinates with fellow Philippines-based prisoner Ahmed Santos. A female facilitator known as “Raida” is also heavily involved in his operations. Our sources have informed us that she receives and distributes money sent by Mustaqim in support of AKP operations. She also delivers messages she receives from Zulkifli. She’s either one of Zulkifli’s wives or the spouse of a close associate.
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Ahmed Santos – Like Zulkifli and Mustaqim, Santos doesn’t let a little thing like being in jail keep him from remaining actively engaged in the jihadist community. What Santos brings to the table is a vast network of Islamic centers that provide cover for receiving and distributing financial support provided by foreign terror financiers based in places like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain etc. These centers have proven to be quite useful as hubs for radicalization and conduits from which to facilitate travel to Syria and/or Iraq under the cover of “religious scholar” or “overseas foreign worker” (OFW). The concept of using crooked Islamic centers has been a standard TTP for terrorists throughout the world (even in the US).
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Santos
Source: Rolex de la Pena (EPA)
Sufian bin Sali – Instrumental in the establishment of AKP. Originally from Tanubas, Tawi Tawi, Sali was a drug addict in the 90s who was forced to drop out of college in Zamboanga City after his parents cut him off for being a turd. After returning home, he began to get himself off the drugs (allegedly) and developed his skills on operating outrigger engines and boat navigation. Roughly around the year 2000 he would later be recruited into ASG by the late-sub-leader Jainal Antel Sali jr. aka “Abu Suleiman” – who was also a relative. Its worth noting that Abu Suleiman was married to Lorilee Donjon, sister to Ahmed Santos’ wife Nurain and Marwan’s wife Jeromee (check out “Philippines Jihad Update as of 24 FEB 15” for more details on the infamous Dongon family). It’s also worth noting that Abu Suleiman is a blood relative of Sali. This was his big break into the jihadist community and how he become so well-versed on the many smuggling routes used across the maritime borders going into Malaysia and Indonesia. Its worth noting that Sali did a lot of business in General Santos City and Manado – two known locations associated with the Sangir Route.
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Sali was arrested in Sabah, Malaysia under the Internal Security Act (ISA) and was in jail from DEC 03 – MAY 09. He wasn’t alone, as Sucipto and Zulkifli were also arrested in the Malaysian security sweep that detained over 30 terrorists. Our sources say that Sali might’ve actually been the one who transported Sucipto and Zulkifli to Sabah. At some point during his incarceration, Sali met JI bioweapons specialist Yazid Sufaat for the first time (Sufaat would be in jail until NOV 08, at which time he would be released only to be arrested again for trying to facilitate the travel of foreign fighters to Syria, among other things). Sucipto, Zulkifli and Sali would all eventually be extradited to the Philippines. Sali would eventually be released and go right back to what he was doing as if he was never arrested. Sali would receive regular support from Sufaat up until being captured again (where he awaits trial). He would also maintain contact with Zulkifli throughout the years. When the plans to establish AKP were set into motion, Sali was one of the first people that Zulkifli brought onboard due to his extensive knowledge of smuggling routes to Indonesia and Malaysia. He’s also been heavily involved in recruiting select personnel to join AKP, drawing from the ranks of Basilan ASG and KIM. A great deal of the assessment of potential recruits was done in conjunction with Pagao’s efforts, to include identifying the best recruits to represent the group in Syria under the IS banner.
Muhammad Jaafar Maguid aka “Tokboy Maguid” – Former MILF-SOG member and close Usman associate. He serves as the the Operational head of AKS. He formed a close relationship with Usman during his time in MILF-SOG as the now-deceased terrorist was the head of the organization at the time. When Usman began the process of scouting the up and coming talent to fill the ranks of AKP, Maguid was one of the first people he asked to join. He was the logical choice given his experience in conducting attacks in urban settings and knowledge in IED TTPs that he learned from Usman. As you probably guessed by now, Maguid also developed some rather close ties with the MILF’s 105th BC – who we suspect are one of his sources for procuring weapons. He’s also developed a bit of a “John Dillinger” type of persona after having busted out of prison on 04 MAR 10. The attacks that have occurred in Kalimba and General Santos City (GenSan) last year were merely test runs for the main act – although we’re still a ways off from seeing the main event.
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AKP Operations Chief Muhammad Jaafar Maguid aka “Tokboy Maguid”
Source: The ISIS Study Group
Bin Hir Maguid – A blood relative of Tokboy, Ben served as Wawan’s main point of contact in the Philippines. He’s one of Tokboy’s most trusted lieutenants.
Abu Tabrani – AKP foot soldier who also works as a logistician for transporting weapons.
THE MESSAGE
Here’s the video where AKP pledged their loyalty to IS:
As you can see, the IS propaganda firm al-Battar Media Foundation created the video. This is the same IS firm that edited and published the video showing inmates in Rajah Suleiman Movement (RSM) leader Hilarion del Rosario’s (aka Ahmed Santos) cell-block pledging allegiance to IS. We also saw AKP – presenting itself as “JI-Philippines” – getting a little shout out from Dabiq Magazine. There’s a caveat to it that involves a few stipulations that have to be met before they can become a formal IS affiliate. Here’s the big two:
1. The Philippines-based groups have to unite under a single banner and a single leader to represent them in the greater global jihadist community.
2. There needs to be a bona fide religious figure to ensure the fighters are practicing “proper” Islam.
Thus far the Philippines’ Black Flag community has no shortage of leaders, but the problem they have is its a case of too many Chiefs and not enough Indians. They also have some issues with the lack of big-time ideological figure like Bashir, for instance. These issues are why we doubt there will be a separate “Philippines IS affiliate,” and why we will likely see a regional Southeast Asia affiliate with heavy Indonesian influences. As stated earlier, we assess that some Philippines-based groups will be allowed membership into this emerging Southeast Asia affiliate – AKP will be one of those groups due to the organization’s close ties to MIT.
So why aren’t we seeing “fire and brimstone” right now? Simple, its the calm before the storm. You see, unlike the other groups AKP has heavy Indonesian Jihadist influences (they were founded by an Indonesian after all). Most Filipino jihadist groups tend to be much more impulsive and prone to making decisions based on emotion. Indonesian jihadists tend to be more patient and more importantly, they tend to plan years in advance. They also have the discipline to stick to those plans. AKP’s low-profile is indicative of this Indonesian influence. They’re going to continue to build their capability and strengthen relationships with foreign jihadists before they begin the next phase of their program – kinetic operations. Indeed, Santoso is known to be a bit impulsive himself, but he still exercises a great amount of discipline compared to Filipino counterparts such as ASG or JTwJ-P. That said, we don’t think Santoso will have much staying power and suspect the only reason he’s still running around is because the Indonesian government would prefer to simply target everybody around him – which is really a sound strategy if they can take down Wawan and Mardoni.
The thing to keep in the back of your mind here is that yeah, we’ve seen several terrorist figures get killed or captured in the country – but things may not shake out the way people hope. There’s a very real possibility of the Philippines-based groups consolidating into fewer, yet more powerful organizations. Since there’s fewer leaders vying for the title of “top dog,” such consolidation now has an easier time of occurring. The fact that we’re seeing jihadists leaving the other groups to join AKP is indicative of such consolidation. What makes this situation so disturbing is the fact that AKP is receiving guidance from Indonesian jihadists. Our sources within SATGAS informed us of their organization’s strong suspicion that Santoso’s group and the JI element already in the country have personnel embedded with AKP. Yes, MIT is aligned with IS (so is JAT) and JI prefers to remain its own separate entity. Still, we’re also talking about a lot of personnel who were once formally JI themselves and still continue to do business with their old organization despite the change in affiliations. It all comes down to those person-to-person relationships. So you see, even if Santoso were to get detained tomorrow you still have the Mustaqims, Bahars, Zulkiflis, Wawans and Mardonis out there pulling the strings behind the scenes. These are the personnel who are going ensure that JI and the other Indonesian terror groups’ goal of reestablishing the regional self-sustaining training program is achieved. Where it affects the Philippines is that when you look at Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, PNoy really hasn’t done a whole lot to eradicate the terror presence in Mindanao to ensure a smoother transition into the new Bangsamoro political entity. From this we see the conditions being set for greater freedom of movement for terrorists and a transfer of lethal TTPs to the Indonesians’ hosts – AKP. You likely have a good idea of what happens next.
Things begin to look worse when you consider all those Indonesian jihadists with previous experience in the Southern Philippines who went to fight in Syria and later find themselves in positions of even greater authority upon their return to Southeast Asia. Some of these Syria returnees have already deployed to Mindanao. Those returning personnel are going to be the cadre for those new training camps – some of which are going to be established in Mindanao. The AKP camp in Sarangani is only the first of what will be several that will be established if PNoy doesn’t allow the PNP-SAF to continue the work they started when they killed Marwan – but they won’t be able to do it alone. An effort of this magnitude will require the Philippine government to reach out to Jokowi’s government and increase cooperation between the two countries’ security forces to take down this threat. Failure to put aside their differences and get after this problem will result in the Southern Philippines reverting back into the support hub for terrorists throughout the region that it was in the 90s, with attacks being planned and staged in the Mindanao and launched against targets inside Indonesia, Malaysia etc. Will PNoy be the bigger man and take that first step? If he wants to salvage the chance of a somewhat stable Bangsamoro region that’s exactly what he’ll do. But will he do it? Time will tell…
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