As Islamic State threat mounts on its doorstep, Indonesia scours a jungle




 
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As Islamic State threat mounts on its doorstep, Indonesia scours a jungle
 
December 24th, 2015  
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As Islamic State threat mounts on its doorstep, Indonesia scours a jungle
By Kanupriya Kapoor and Randy Fabi POSO, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian forces are mobilizing for a manhunt in steamy jungles on the far-flung island of Sulawesi to flush the country's most-wanted man from his hideout and deal a pre-emptive blow to Islamic State. Militant leader Santoso, the first Indonesian to publicly pledge loyalty to the radical jihadist group that holds swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq, has eluded capture for years. Raids by security forces across the populous island of Java last week netted several Islamic State supporters and foiled a string of attacks.




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