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Indonesians safely evacuated from Marawi

  • Tama Salim and Fadli

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Batam | Fri, June 2, 2017 | 06:48 am
Indonesians safely evacuated from Marawi All ready: Police special forces prepare to assault the hideout of militants near the city hall in Marawi, in southern island of Mindanao on May 28. Islamist militants who have gone on a rampage in a southern Philippine city have killed 19 civilians including women and children, the military said on May 28, as fighting entered the sixth day. (AFP/Ted Aljibe)

PREMIUM Indonesia has successfully evacuated 17 citizens from the Philippine town of Marawi, as Jakarta steps up its efforts on all fronts in the aftermath of the Islamic State-linked siege in neighboring Philippines that has alerted Indonesian security forces to the imminent threat of terrorism. Philippine forces have been locked in combat with members of a rebel militant group in Marawi, a lakeside...