World Bulletin / News Desk
National Police spokesman, Commissioner Martinus Sitompul said that a furniture seller, identified only by the initials S.P., was arrested without a fight on Friday morning in Tangerang City, Banten Province, as he was taking his son to school.
"S.P. raises funds and dispatches some people to the Philippines and Syria," Sitompul said.
Police have ransacked his home and confiscated some of the evidence, including some documents. "We are still trying to find out the details of his role," he added.
At least 500 Indonesians have joined ISIL in Syria and more than 40 others are in Marawi, based on The National Counterterrorism Agency data.
The agency's deputy head of International Cooperation, Inspector Gen. Hamidin told Anadolu Agency that many Indonesians had been fooled by ISIL's promises to give them jobs with big salaries and free health care.
"Do not be affected by their heroic attitudes, what ISIS promised is just a lie," said Hamidin, who uses only one name.
A group of 17 Indonesians who had joined ISIL in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa were recently handed over to Indonesian officials, and left Syria, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry confirmed to Anadolu Agency on Thursday.
The Indonesians, including men, women and children, reportedly claimed to have been deceived by the terrorist group's promises of a better life.
New satellite imagery shows at least 288 Muslim villages partially or totally burned since Aug. 25, Human Rights Watch says
Dr. Mahmud Bin Ahmad, a former university professor, is believed to have channeled PHP30 million to fund Daesh assault
First presidential-level meeting on occupied Karabakh in over a year takes place in Geneva
30 militants, 5 troops killed in Maruf district of southern Kandahar province
The five-yearly congress, which opens Wednesday, will give Xi an opportunity to enhance his control over the world's second largest economy by stacking the halls of power with loyalists.
The incident happened near the Kharlachi checkpoint in Kurram district in the restive tribal belt bordering Afghanistan.
Voting began at 0200 GMT and will end at 1400 GMT. But after a tough campaign and with the electorate split, a second round of voting is a strong possibility, analysts say.
ARMM governor: Need continues to grow for more counterterrorism strategy
Pyongyang slams Australia for standing by the United States on Korean Peninsula tensions
The US navy said Friday that a US aircraft carrier will lead the drill in the coming week, a fresh show of force against North Korea as tensions soar over the hermit state's weapons programme.
Attack occurred late Friday at refugee camp in coastal Cox's Bazaar city
Police: Do not interfere in Drug Enforcement Agency’s operations, let human rights help in the fight against illegal drugs
President Rodrigo Duterte tells diplomats of the European Union to leave the Philippines in 24 hours
Family of 5 Westerners kidnapped in 2012 in Afghanistan found by Pakistani forces on Thursday
Ex-president forced to stay behind bars awaiting corruption trial verdict
Supreme Court says it cannot be oblivious to plight of women and children