Islamic State (ISIS) militants from South-east Asian countries who fought in Syria may be able to travel home to the region using stolen identities and passports, a former Malaysian Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) leader has warned.
Malaysians and Indonesians who joined the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria are unlikely to make Southeast Asia their new destination following the global terror network’s bombardment in the Levant, a US counter-terrorism official said.
+600 ISIS fighters and their families including women and children have surrendered.
Two members of an ISIS-linked terror network stabbed Indonesia’s chief security minister Wiranto on Thursday, the intelligence head said, as the powerful politician underwent emergency surgery for his wounds.
Seven former Muslim rebels have been killed in the southern Philippines.
Singapore has detained three Indonesian maids without trial under tough security laws over allegations they donated funds to support the Islamic State (IS) group, authorities said.
President Rodrigo Duterte wants his military to “wipe out” the Abu Sayyaf “off the face of the earth” as it continued to sow terror in Mindanao despite the deployment one division in the region.
Sri Lanka’s Muslims, who form about 10 percent of the Buddhist-majority nation’s population of 22 million, have been deeply impacted − like the Tamil Hindu (12 percent) and Christian (seven percent) minorities − by formative historical forces since independence from the British in 1948.
Foreign-based members of the CNRMovement have said they committed to their activities.
Interior Minister Sar Kheng warns government would take legal action against CNRM.