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Indonesia, China agree not to give room to terrorists

Indonesia and China have reached an agreement not to allow any room to terrorists in their respective countries, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto said here on Thursday.

Indonesian special anti-terror detachment arrests another terrorist suspect

A team from polices anti-terrorist squad, Special Detachments 88 (Densus 88), has arrested a suspected terrorist, Hendra alias Abu Pase, believed to be a member of the Majalengka network.

Donít underestimate MIT members at large: BNPT

A counterterrorism official has said the arrest of East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT) leader Basri, alias Bagong, in Poso, Central Sulawesi, on Wednesday, may further weaken the power of the terrorist group; however, security authorities should not underestimate the potential of the group’s militants, who remain at large, in staging terror attacks.

Counterterrorism efforts need cross-sectoral synergy: BNPT Chief

Synergy among relevant ministries and state institutions is needed to conduct counterterrorism efforts, according to Chief of the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) Commissioner General Suhardi Alius.

Indonesia Strategies To Combat Maritime Piracy
There have been at least four incidents of maritime hijackings against Indonesia-flagged vessels during the year 2016. The attacks have led to more than 20 Indonesian fishermen being kidnapped by groups suspected of ties to the Abu Sayyaf militant network. Tuckboat Brahma 12 and the Anand were hijacked in March 2016 with ten of the crews were taken hostage; TB Henry and the Christy were attacked on 15 April 2016 where the captors kidnapped four sailors; and TB Charles was owned by the hijackers on 20 June 2016, they took seven crew members over. A similar incident occurred recently near Felda Sahabat water (Philippines-Malaysia border, near Matakin Island) to a fishing boat, Kapal Tunda Pukat, on 9 July 2016, which resulted in three Indonesian fishermen from East Nusa Tenggara Province were kidnapped. All incidents were occurred in the waters - mostly in the seas of Southern Philippines sea - along the shared borders of three countries, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines. 

IS Recruitment is Still Jeopardize for the Future of Peaceful World
The existence of terror’s group in every country has always been created a serious problems. For Indonesia as a Moslem majority country will be targeted by Islamic State (IS) as a core regions to recruit their new members or symphatizer. Indeed, the existance of social media is also using by terror’s group as a recruitment tools. Besides, our migrant’s worker at several countries also as a targeted group which has been recruited by IS. The facts are indicating that terror’s threat never die.

Defeating Santoso's Terror Group, It Is Not an Easy Task
National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) chief Comr. Gen. Tito Karnavian said that Santoso had reportedly threatened to shoot dead two MIT members of Chinese Uighur ethnicity who were determined to escape. The two Uighur terrorists are identified only as Abdul and Ibrohim. Amid a constant siege waged by a joint police-military team, Santoso aka Abu Wardah, leader of the East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT) terrorist group, is growing frustrated. Tito further explained that Abdul and Ibrohim were the only two remaining Uighur MIT members after four Uighurs, namely Alphin Zubaidan, Atlinci Bayram, Abdul Basyit and Bozoglan, were arrested in Parigi Moutong regency in 2014.

Extremism and Terrorism Should Not Be Followed
A recent study has revealed some insights into how Islamic fanatics come to express regret for their extremism. Research conducted by a lecturer named Suratno from the University of Paramadina in Jakarta maps out the various situations that can lead someone to become an Islamic extremist and what can cause the extremist to then repent and change behavior. “Results from this research can advise the relevant authorities in carrying out de-radicalization programs,” he said as quoted by kompas.com in Jakarta on Monday. 

Police to probe terrorist propaganda videos
Police have said they will investigate several propaganda videos allegedly circulated by the Islamic State (IS) group via the internet.

Rethinking deradicalization approach

The term "deradicalization" has been frequently heard since the Bali bombing in 2002, when authorities started working with indoctrinated members of militant groups who were in jail in the hope they would turn away from their radical thinking.

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