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Propaganda from ISIS fuelling terror plots

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) wasted no time in glorifying the triple church bombings in Surabaya on Sunday, running photos of the attacks in its newsletter shortly after the coordinated strikes in Indonesia's second-largest city.

The headline of the report in Al-Fatihin, published by ISIS in Bahasa Indonesia, called on its followers to "kill the idol worshippers, wherever they are".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 17, 2018, with the headline 'Propaganda from ISIS fuelling terror plots'. Print Edition | Subscribe