Indonesia to curb supporters of IS

Authorities arrest alleged supporters of the Islamic State, amid reports around 100 of its citizens have gone to Syria.

    Indonesia has started a crackdown against supporters of the Islamic State group, amid reports that more that a hundred of its citizens are fighting alongside the fighters in Iraq and Syria.

    While authorities fear its fighters will come home to Indonesia to launch attacks on targets inside the country, some Muslim groups say the threat is being exaggerated.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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