Laskar Jihad disbands PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Organizational Activity

Date: October 2002

Location: Across Indonesia

Actors: Laskar Jihad

Event: Laskar Jihad decides to disband hours before the nightclub bombings in Bali that killed 202. There is no evidence they are connected to the incident. Laskar Jihad said its mission was completed in Ambon (their main area of activity, they had only a small section of their fighers in Poso) and that they would begin to withdrawl their troops from Ambon and Poso. Their website was immediately shut down and the headquarters closed.

Source: HRW Report