Experts say Noordin's death Thursday gives Indonesia a window to recalibrate its battle to confront other militants.
The killing of one of Indonesia's most-wanted men is a key victory. But questions remain about the extent of the Jemaah Islamiah network Noordin may have left behind.
Police said Thursday they were 90 percent sure they had killed Noordin Mohammed Top, who is suspected of planning every major terrorist attack in Indonesia since 2002. But they have made such claims before, and his death is not confirmed.
Philippines government alleges MILF involvement in a firefight last week with members of the militant Abu Sayyaf, calling into question a cease-fire with the rebel group.
Police now doubt the man killed Saturday is Noordin Mohammed Top, who claims to be Indonesia's Al Qaeda leader and is accused of planning multiple bombings.
Noordin Mohammed Top, sought in connection with Indonesia's most deadly terror attacks and a self-described representative of Al Qaeda, is likely killed after an overnight gun battle.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front says it will begin a cease-fire Saturday in response to the government's halt of hostilities yesterday. But it does not trust the government as a negotiating partner.
Investigation turns to an Islamist school that one of the suspected suicide bombers attended in 1995.
Charity worker Noor Huda Ismail went to the same Islamic boarding school as some of Indonesia’s top terrorists. Now he explains their ideology.
Friday's terror attack in Jakarta puts the Al Qaeda-linked Indonesian militant group back in spotlight.