The Indonesian police said the multiple terror attack in downtown Jakarta Thursday was orchestrated and financed by a mastermind from ISIS headquarters in Raqqa, Syria. One of the five attackers who died in the assault was named as Afif, but they are believed to have had accomplices, who are still at large. Their mastermind, Bahrun Naim, operating out of ISIS Syrian headquarters, was described as having formed a Southeast Asian branch of ISIS named Katibah al Nusantara.

His vision is to unite all ISIS supporting elements in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.