One, two punch
Zachary Abuza reports the arrest of another Jemaah Islamiya biggie.
It is a remarkable blow against JI. Like Dujana, Nu’aim was trained in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and served as a trainer in Mindanao. In a press conference yesterday, Dujana admitted to being the head of JI’s military wing and that Nu’aim was the amir, or overall head of the organization since 2005. Clearly the loss of two first-generation, Al Qaeda trained operatives from the dwindling pool of leadership, is a major blow for the terrorist organization.