JEMMAH ANSHORUT TAUHID (JAT)

QDe.133
JEMMAH ANSHORUT TAUHID
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
12 March 2012
Date(s) on which the narrative summary was updated: 
3 February 2015
17 July 2018
Reason for listing: 

Jemmah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT) was listed on 12 March 2012 pursuant to paragraphs 4 of resolution 1989 (2011) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and/or Jemaah Islamiyah (QDe.092).

Additional information: 

Jemmah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT) is an Indonesia-based militant group responsible for numerous attacks that have resulted in the deaths of Indonesian civilians, military and police personnel. JAT claims to seek to establish an Islamic caliphate in Indonesia. JAT’s aims and methods in promoting terrorism in Indonesia show its support for Al-Qaida (QDe.004).

JAT was formed on July 27, 2008 in Solo, Indonesia. The founder and leader of JAT, Abu Bakar Ba’asyir (QDi.217), was convicted and sentenced in 2011 to 15 years in prison for his role in organizing a militant training camp in Aceh, Indonesia. Ba’asyir is also the co-founder and former leader of Jemaah Islamiyah (QDe.092), the organization responsible for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed more than 200 people.

On September 25, 2011, a member of JAT detonated explosives attached to his body inside a Christian church in Central Java, wounding dozens. Indonesian police arrested other JAT members in connection with this bombing and uncovered a plot for additional suicide attacks. In April 2011, a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in a police compound in West Java, injuring dozens of police officers. Police arrested several JAT members in connection with this bombing. JAT has conducted bank robberies and other criminal activities to fund the purchase of weapons and bomb-making materials.

JAT was divided due to Abu Bakar Ba’asyir’s swearing of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, listed as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai (QDi.299). As a result of the pledge, in 2014, Abu Bakar Ba’asyir’s son and others splintered from JAT and declared a new group. JAT became a group affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115); its members have been involved in ISIL operations in South-East Asia.