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Indonesia monitors Syria amid IS fighter concerns

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 21 2019   /  12:38 am
Seeking safety: Syrians flee with their belongings from the countryside of the northeastern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain on the Turkish border toward the west to the town of Tal Tamr on Saturday. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired off a fresh warning on Sunday that Turkey would "crush" Kurdish forces as both sides traded accusations the other had violated a United States-brokered truce deal in northeastern Syria.(AFP/Delil Souleiman)(AFP/Delil Souleiman)

Seeking safety: Syrians flee with their belongings from the countryside of the northeastern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain on the Turkish border toward the west to the town of Tal Tamr on Saturday. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired off a fresh warning on Sunday that Turkey would "crush" Kurdish forces as both sides traded accusations the other had violated a United States-brokered truce deal in northeastern Syria.(AFP/Delil Souleiman)Indonesia is monitoring the situation in northeastern Syria closely amid concerns that Indonesian Islamic State (IS) fighters might flee home or regroup, though Indonesian authorities have yet to confirm reports about their possible escape.National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) head Comr. Gen. Suhardi Alius said the government was on high alert and communicating with partner countries about developments in Syria after Turkey began an offensive across...