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Govt still pondering action for IS returnees: FM

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Nusa Dua, Bali   /   Sat, December 7 2019   /  01:52 am
Brothers and sisters: People attend a memorial service at Santa Maria Catholic Church in Surabaya, East Java, on May 13 to remember the victims of suicide bombings carried out by an Islamic State-inspired family.(AFP/Juni Kriswanto)(AFP/Juni Kriswanto)

Brothers and sisters: People attend a memorial service at Santa Maria Catholic Church in Surabaya, East Java, on May 13 to remember the victims of suicide bombings carried out by an Islamic State-inspired family.(AFP/Juni Kriswanto)While many countries assertively reject Islamic State (IS) group sympathizers seeking to return to their homelands, Indonesia has remained cautious about deciding on the fate of the foreign-aligned terrorist fighters and their families.According to research by the London-based International Center for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR), hundreds of Indonesian women and children left the country to follow family members who had joined the militant group. In 2018, there were about 800 IS sympathizers, including 113 women and 100 children who were still being detained in Kurdish-run prisons in Syria.The recent death of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is feared to ...