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Indonesia Reports Increase in Citizens Joining Islamic State

Indonesia says it estimates that more than 350 of its citizens are now in Syria or Iraq to fight with the Islamic State, an increase of 50 since last month. Wawan Purwanto, an expert with the Anti-Terrorism Management Agency (BNPT), said it is hard for the government to keep exact numbers. "The data is constantly updated, the problem is their IDs are not identical with their aliases, therefore we have to crosscheck them for validation," said Purwanto. But he added that...

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