Indonesia cracks down on ISIL supporters

AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD

Abu Bakar Bashir (2nd L) the jailed Indonesian militant cleric has pledged allegiance to jihadists who have overrun swathes of Iraq and claimed leadership of the world's Muslims

Indonesia cracks down on ISIL supporters


Police in Indonesia announced the arrest of a key supporter of the Islamic State and the Levant (ISIL) in a crackdown in the city of Bekasi, West Java.

ISIL is an extreme militant group that evolved out of al Qaeda in Iraq. Indonesia banned support for the group after supporters began promoting the group in social media networks.

The crackdown is part of the Indonesian government’s pledge to curb support for the group in the country, according to a report in the Jakar...


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