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Indonesia intensifies hunt for most wanted terrorist Santoso - The Straits Times

Indonesia intensifies hunt for most wanted terrorist Santoso - The Straits Times

As a crackdown on Islamic militants enters its third month, security forces have stepped up the manhunt in the thick jungles of Poso in Central Sulawesi where Indonesia's most wanted terrorist is thought to be hiding. The joint operation between the national police, its elite Detachment 88 counter-terrorism unit and the Indonesian military has been ratcheted up in the past week as the task force believes they are closing in on members of local extremist group East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT). The high-value target, or HVT in military-speak, of the campaign is Abu Wardah, better known as Santoso, the leader of MIT, which has pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Related Story Fugitive linked to several terror attacks since 2012 Three Indonesians, suspected to be militants, were arrested over the weekend, The Jakarta Post reported yesterday. It ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/jakarta-intensif...

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