Experts say Noordin's death Thursday gives Indonesia a window to recalibrate its battle to confront other militants.
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.
As part of the counterinsurgency mission, US Army units will return to the same regions in order to build on experience and develop stronger relationships on the ground.
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.
A Christian Science perspective.
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.
Splinter factions of Jemaah Islamiyah 'might now seek to re-energize the movement through violent attacks,' according to a report issued only 24 hours before Friday's bombings.
A reporter remembers when the last round of terror attacks began in Jakarta. Is another round coming?