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Fighting back: How Indonesia's elite police turned the tide on militants

Unit adopts unique, strategic approach to interrogations that aids intelligence gathering
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 05:50

The black clad, heavily armed members of Densus 88, sometimes seen during raids on suspected militant hideouts, make up a small proportion of the unit. Far more personnel are dedicated to gathering intelligence in the field and monitoring communications and online activity.


AS the world battles a spike in assaults and plots by Islamist militants, Indonesia's anti-terrorism unit is drawing praise for stemming a wave of bloody attacks in the sprawling Muslim-majority nation.

Indonesia has foiled at least 15 attacks this year alone and made more

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