POSO, Indonesia – Anti-terror Detachment 88 police and army personnel are beefing up joint operations after a search team found what looked to be a freshly abandoned terrorist training camp on a mountain in Poso, Central Sulawesi, local media reported Wednesday (November 7th).
The site, discovered Saturday, is about 2km from where the bodies of two slain policemen investigating reports of the camp were found in mid-October, according to The Straits Times. It is described as a clearing deep in a thick forest, largely accessible only by foot.
The camp is believed to be led by militant Santoso, field commander of Jemaah Ansharut Tauhid, the successor to the Jemaah Islamiyah regional terror network.
Merdeka.com reported that police plan to display some of the evidence seized at the camp on Thursday.