ISIS cells present in nearly all Indonesian provinces
The ISIS militant group has a presence in nearly all provinces across Indonesia, the military chief in Jakarta has said.
General Gatot Nurmantyo’s comments late on Monday that there are clandestine “sleeper” cells across the sprawling Indonesian archipelago underscored concerns about ISIS’ growing influence in Southeast Asia.
“After observation, we see that in almost every province … there are already ISIS cells, but they are sleeper cells,” Nurmantyo told reporters in the capital, Jakarta.
“These sleeper cells can easily join up with other radical cells,” he said.