ASEAN pledge to keep cooperation against terrorism

10:17, May 09, 2011      

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ASEAN member countries on Sunday pledged commitment to continuing their cooperation in combating terrorism despite the death of Osama bin Laden, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said.

Yudhoyono told a press conference after the conclusion of the 18th ASEAN Summit in Jakarta Sunday that the cooperation would make the countries remain alert against the danger.

"We all (ASEAN countries) discussed that terrorism is a crime that we all must be able to prevent it. We will continue the ASEAN 's cooperation to fight terrorism,"said Yuhhoyono.

Last week, U.S. special troops killed Osama bin Laden in a military operation in Pakistan. The death of the terrorist top figure has drawn concern over the backlash from other militants.

According to Indonesian police, the al-Qaida-link of Southeast Asian terrorist network, the Jemaah Islamiyah has been present in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore.

The militants have carried out a series of suicide bombings in Indonesia since 2000 that have killed over 270 people.

Source: Xinhua
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