Indonesian authorities arrested Thalib in May 2002, and Laskar Jihad subsequently disbanded.
What does LJ stand for?
LJ stands for Laskar Jihad (Indonesian terrorist group)
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Samples in periodicals archive:
Laskar Jihad received support from members of the government and sought to buttress the security forces rather than compete with them (Human Rights Watch 2002).
It was from this pesantren that Jaffar raised the Laskar Jihad (Army of the Holy War), a militia that rallied the faithful for battle in the Moluccas.
Since the conflict started, there has been an ongoing rumour that 10,000 Laskar Jihad fighters were on their way to the province.
This positive development follows the sustained successes of the Malino Accords signed in Maluku and Sulawesi, and the reported dissolution of the Muslim extremist group, Laskar Jihad, in October 2002.
Things went from bad to worse in Ambon when a radical fundamentalist Muslim group known as Laskar Jihad (Islamic Militia), sent 2,000 young fighters to the area with the collusion of the army.
Jafar, 41, who led the now-disbanded Laskar Jihad paramilitary group, was arrested in May last year after addressing a rally in Ambon, the capital of Maluku Province, where fighting between Christians and Muslims has claimed thousands of lives since early 1999.
Hardline Islamic group Laskar Jihad will also be investigated along with Jemaah Islamiah (Islamic Community), another group accused of plotting attacks on American targets in Singapore.