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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
07MANILA2443
2007-07-20 09:03
2011-08-30 01:44
SECRET//NOFORN
Embassy Manila

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STATE FOR EAP, S/CT, AND EAP/MTS
STATE ALSO FOR DS/DSS/DO/MORENO AND
DS/ICI/RFJ/SCHINDEL-GOMBIS
USPACOM ALSO FOR J5
SECDEF/OSD/ISA/AP (TOOLAN/REDMON)
JOINT STAFF/J5 (WILKES/ROBINSON/CLEMMONS)

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/17/2017
TAGS: PTER PINR PINS ASEC PREL RP
SUBJECT: ADDING FOUR NEW TERRORISTS TO THE REWARDS FOR JUSTICE LIST

REF: A. 06 MANILA 4389
¶B. 06 MANILA 4388

Classified By: (U) Ambassador Kristie A. Kenney
for reason 1.4(d).

¶1. (U) THIS IS AN ACTION MESSAGE – SEE PARA 2.

¶2. (S/NF) SUMMARY AND ACTION REQUEST: Zulkifli Bin Hir
(a.k.a. Marwan) has joined fellow Jemaah Islamiyah (JI)
leaders Dulmatin and Umar Patek in the rough mountainous
terrain of western Jolo. Recent intelligence information
indicates that these JI leaders and the remaining top tier
Philippine terrorists (Radullan Sahiron, Albader Parad, Khair
Mundos, and Abdul Basit Usman) are conspiring to conduct
further bombing and kidnap for ransom operations. Rewards
for Justice (RFJ) helped encourage Philippine citizens to
come forward with information that led to the successful
military operations against Khadaffy Janjalani and Abu
Solaiman, the respective number one and number two Abu Sayyaf
leaders. We believe that RFJ can help disrupt the operations
of these remaining top tier terrorists and bring them to
justice. Embassy Manila requests Diplomatic Security add the
following Philippines-based terrorists to the Department of
State’s Rewards for Justice list: Radullan Sahiron (up to $1
million); Albader Parad (up to $750,000); Khair Mundos (up to
$500,000); and Abdul Basit Usman (up to $1 million). All
four are under Philippine indictment. END SUMMARY AND ACTION
REQUEST.

RADULLAN SAHIRON
—————-

¶3. (S/NF) Radullan Sahiron (a.k.a. Ka Radul, a.k.a. Alan
Cuevas, a.k.a. Ama Tungal), the oldest surviving member of
the ASG senior leadership, was involved in the 2002 bombing
in Zamboanga City that killed three people, including a U.S.
service member, Sergeant First Class Mark Jackson. Sahiron
also led the April 2000 kidnappings of 21 foreign tourists,
including Westerners, Malaysians, and Filipinos.

ALBADER PARAD
————-

¶4. (S/NF) Albader Parad (a.k.a. Albader Paradji Y Iting,
a.k.a. Albadar Parad, a.k.a. Albadir Parad, a.k.a. Bads,
a.k.a. Maksil) is a key ASG leader with experience as a
financier, explosives expert, and senior operative. He has
been implicated in the October 2002 Malagutay bombing that
killed Sergeant Jackson and severely wounded a second U.S.
serviceman.

KHAIR MUNDOS
————

¶5. (S/NF) Khair Mundos (a.k.a. Ustadz Khair Malvan Mundos,
a.k.a. Hairi Mundos, a.k.a. Khairi Mundoz, a.k.a. Benjamin
Malvan, a.k.a. Khair Mundus, a.k.a. Abu Ayman, a.k.a. Abu
Shaima, a.k.a. Abu Sara) is a key ASG leader who was
previously arrested in connection with the “Fit Mart”
bombings in General Santos City in 2002. In February 2007,
Mundos escaped from jail and has returned to the organization
as a fund-raiser, bomb maker, and instructor. He has strong
ties to the Jemaah Islamiyah’s Marwan.

ABDUL BASIT USMAN
—————–

¶6. (S/NF) Abdul Basit Usman (a.k.a. Abdul Basit, a.k.a. Ahmad
Akhmad Batabol Usman, a.k.a. Teng, a.k.a. Ahmad Akmad Usman Y
Batabol, a.k.a. Basit Usman, a.k.a. Akmad Usman Y Batabol) is
a JI associate, facilitator, and trainer known for his
bomb-making expertise. He is personally responsible for
numerous bomb attacks and for training other bombers.
According to a June 22 DIA report, he is preparing to conduct
terrorist attacks in central Mindanao, possibly targeting
Westerners. DIA assesses that Abdul Basit considers US

service personnel legitimate targets, and continued bombings
suggest that he is able to carry out attacks with little or
no warning.

¶7. (S/NF) The announcement of these new reward offers, and
the subsequent publicity, will attack the web of social,
religious, and cultural ties upon which these terrorists have
relied for their safety and freedom. The Rewards for Justice
program has already led to the location and eventual
elimination of ASG leaders Khadaffy Janjalani, Abu Solaiman,
and Hamsiraji Sali, and could have an even greater impact in
the Philippines with the addition of these terrorists to the
program.

¶8. (U) The point of contact for this request is Deputy
Regional Security Officer Paul Kennedy at 63-2-528-6300 x2290.
KENNEY

   

 

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