ISIS Detected in Bali

Indonesian Military (TNI) has detected 50 people suspected of being part of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror network on the island of Bali, it’s just the official count and that there could be more.

In this file photograph taken on June 9, 2013, masked Indonesian Islamic militant waving the flag of Islamic State, seen at right, stage a rally against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Solo located in central Java island where they signified their preparedness to join the war in Syria against Bashar al-Assad’s regime. — PHOTO: AFP

Indonesia is now in a “yellow light” or alert to the potential threat of terrorism and radicalism, said Commander Maj. Gen. Komarudin Simanjuntak, who is in command of Kodam IX.

“That’s from the data. Maybe it’s even more in the field. We can compare it to the Philippines, where initially it was reported that there were 50 people with ISIS links, but after martial law was applied there (in the Southern Philippines) for 10 days, it was revealed that there were 250 ISIS,” the commander said, as quoted from Bali Coconuts.

When asked in which region 50 ISIS people were located, the military commander said it could not be disclosed. But he said that TNI was already know its existence.

Kodam IX soldiers have been instructed to carry out patrols in designated areas, especially where pockets of radicalism are believed to be hiding.


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