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Despite major victory, terror war far from over

Terrorist ideologue Aman Abdurrahman's first instinct on hearing yesterday that he had been given the death sentence was to throw himself on the ground.

The world can only guess the words the cleric uttered while lying prostrate in the middle of the South Jakarta courtroom, where he had spent the last few months denying vehemently the charges he was facing.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2018, with the headline 'Despite major victory, terror war far from over'. Subscribe