Killed terrorist had a pivotal role in Surabaya terror cell

Slain terrorist Budi Satrio was a leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria-inspired Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) group in charge of the Sidoarjo regency in East Java province.

The 48-year-old used to report directly to ringleader Zainal Anshori, then the provincial point man who was promoted to helm the terror group's nationwide network.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 20, 2018, with the headline 'Killed terrorist had a pivotal role in Surabaya terror cell'. Print Edition | Subscribe