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Barred ISIS militants could still pose security risk to Indonesia, say analysts

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SINGAPORE - After months of heated debate, the Indonesian government has decided not to repatriate former militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group and their families, but analysts warned that the move would not stop them from sneaking into the country illegally.

These former ISIS fighters have been known to pay middlemen to help them leave Syria and fly to Indonesia from peaceful countries.

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