Joint special forces to join war on terror in Indonesia

Police standing guard at police headquarters following a suicide attack in Surabaya, Indonesia, on May 14, 2018
Police standing guard at police headquarters following a suicide attack in Surabaya, Indonesia, on May 14, 2018PHOTO:

Special operations units from Indonesia's air force, army and navy are set to play a bigger role in the war on terror, following the recent spate of attacks on churches and the police across the country.

Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko confirmed on Monday that the military's Joint Special Operations Command has been reactivated.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 23, 2018, with the headline 'Joint special forces to join war on terror in Indonesia'. Print Edition | Subscribe