How dangerous are Indonesian ISIS returnees and deportees?

Crawford School of Public Policy | Arndt-Corden Department of Economics | Indonesia Project

Event details

Indonesia Study Group

Date & time

Monday 05 March 2018


Lt 1.04, HC Coombs Extension Building 8, Fellows Road, ANU


Solahudin, Universitas Indonesia.


ANU Indonesia Project
+61 2 6125 5954

In the aftermath of defeats of ISIS in Syria-Iraq and Marawi, concerns have been raised about fighters and their families, including some 600 Indonesians who were with ISIS in the Middle East, coming back and conducting terror attacks at home. Indonesia has experience with returnees from overseas training coming home and becoming involved in terrorism. About 42 of the 300 Indonesians who trained on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border from 1985 to 1994 – known as ‘Afghan alumni’ – became involved in terrorism after their return. About 50 ‘Moro alumni’ who trained in Mindanao became terrorists, as well as at least two ‘Kashmir alumni’ who trained with Laskar-e-Taiba in 2001. In this seminar, Solahudin will assess the danger of Indonesian returnees from Syria-Iraq and the Philippines.

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