Skip to comments.Military claims to have found Dulmatin's body in Tawi-Tawi (Bali Bomber)
Posted on 02/19/2008 5:05:09 AM PST by Dog
(Updated 8:30 a.m.) A body believed to be that of Indonesian terrorist leader Dulmatin, wanted for the October 2002 Bali bombings, was recovered Monday afternoon by a joint military team in Tawi-Tawi province.
Intelligence reports said the body was found 1:30 p.m. at the vicinity of Sitio Salisit in Balimbing village, Panglima Sugala town in Tawi-Tawi.
"(The) said corpse was jointly identified by informants with notable wounds in the head, chest and right foot to include clothing in physical characteristics matched with previous revelations," the report said.
The body was exhumed for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing for confirmation.
Reached for comments, Marine commandant Maj. Gen. Ben Dolorfino said that if the remains turn out to be that really of Dulmatin, his death could be traced to the January 31 clash in the province.
"That is the report we got from our units in Tawi-Tawi. Remember that during the January 31 encounter, he was reported injured," Dolorfino told reporters.
Dolorfino said an informant led government troops to Dulmatin's supposed gravesite and that based on the informant's accounts of the slain terrorist's injuries, "it matched with (the accounts) of our witness."
"This is a big blow to the JI and the Abu Sayyaf," Dolorfino said.
Dulmatin, who had been a target of a manhunt operations in Mindanao, was a senior figure in the militant group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI). He was one of the most wanted terrorists in Southeast Asia. He is also known as Amar Usmanan, Joko Pitoyo, Joko Pitono, Abdul Matin, Pitono, Muktarmar, Djoko, and Noval.
Dulmatin was allegedly one of the masterminds behind the 2002 Bali bombings in Indonesia which killed 202 people, including seven US citizens. - GMANews.TV
He’s on the express elevator plunging downward to hell where he will burn with Muhammad for all eternity
great to hear it
Is Obama deeply saddened?
Sucks to be him!
Someone did some nice shooting.
Terrorist's are like mosquitoes. There is another born every minute. We can kill them by the hundreds, thousands, and their religion of hate will create more.
(Their rock god "Allah" is a miserable failure.)
Someone is claiming the reward?
Dulmatin, good riddance.
Thanks for the good news.
Another one will just take his place. After all, there are 101 Dulmatins.
I’ve only known one person who died at the hand of a terrorist. This was the scumbag resposible. I hope Hell is all that it is cracked up to be and he enjoys an eternity of unmatched misery.
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The interesting thing is if the guy was indeed killed, why didn’t anyone take credit?
But now we do get to more interesting stuff...lotsa AQ guys are turning up dead. I'm guessing we found a laptop a few months back that might have had a lot of cell phone numbers on it. That would explain the damaged internet cables in the middle east and the need to use cell phones, which then betrayed locations.
So NOW we learn they’ve been using spotted dogs to attack us?
What will they think of next?
another Lib freedom fighter dead
More evidence it is indeed smelling like a cleanup operation worldwide before the children are put in charge.
This Australian offers his sympathy to you. The large number of Australians killed in the Bali Bombings has somewhat masked the tragedy for other nations that they also entailed.
We lost people in New York - America lost people in Bali. We have to stand together until all the scum who did this are gone.
This is an excellent get for the Philippines. Their military has been working hard to break up the last few terrorists on the islands.
Amen my brother!