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Jakarta Post

Indonesians safely evacuated from Marawi

  • Tama Salim and Fadli

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 2, 2017   /  06:48 am
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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 town on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, which is currently under martial law following a pronouncement by President Rodrigo Duterte last week. Amid the conflict, two teams from the Indonesian Consulate General (KJRI) in Davao successfully evacuated on Thursday 17 Indonesian citizens who, according to Jakarta officials, were not involved in the clashes. Of the number, six Indonesians from Makassar had taken refuge in Sultan Naga Dimaporo municipality after the outbreak of viole...